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Valley Spirit: March 14, 1860

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The Democratic Convention
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Summary: Speeches from the Pennsylvania Democratic Convention.
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Summary: Report on prospects of Democrats in Connecticut.
The Chicago Convention Sectional
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Editorial Comment: Blames sectionalism on Republicans.
The Troubles of Republicans
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Summary: Argues that the Republicans are inconsistent on the tariff issue.
Origin of Article: New York Journal of Commerce
The Remaining Harper's Ferry Insurgents
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Summary: Governor of Ohio declines to issue warrant for arrest of Owen Brown and Francis Merriam of the Harper's Ferry raiding party.

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Description of Page: Poetry, fiction, and moral stories

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Description of Page: Poetry, stories, humor, and advertisements

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Description of Page: News from Mexico, Arizona, and other Pennsylvania political news.

Louisiana Convention
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Summary: The Louisiana Democratic Convention passed a resolution supporting John Slidell for the Presidency; the Valley Spirit uses this opportunity to question the purported support for Douglas in the South.
Run Up This Flag!
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Summary: Speech in Connecticut which claims the former Union flag only represents northern sectionalism.
Epistle No. 3
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Summary: Letter from a purportedly abolitionist nephew to his Southern uncle written while the nephew was touring the North. The letter shows the nephew coming to his senses and taking a moderate line, relative to his uncle or abolitionists, on the position of blacks and the enlightenment of the North. Includes description of Chambersburg.
Trailer: Berkeley
For the Valley Spirit
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Summary: Letter attacking the Franklin Transcript for its abolition views and its attacks on Buchanan.

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Our Borough
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Editorial Comment: Valley Spirit approves of the annexation of part of Guilford township, but thinks those in the township who oppose it are griping for no apparent reason.
Honor to Whom Honor is Due
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Summary: Another local paper claimed that J. Allison Eyster deserved credit for reducing the property valuations of the county. However, the writer claims that the credit should truly go to Wilson Reily, who wrote to members of the Board of Appraisers at Harrisburg.
(Names in announcement: J. Allison Eyster, Wilson Reily)
Trailer: Justice
Fire at Quincy
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Summary: Boggs' store in Quincy county was burned.
(Names in announcement: Thaddeus Boggs)
[No Title]
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Summary: Library officers were elected.
(Names in announcement: William KeyserSr., Joseph Fry, A.K. McClure, Ed. Burnet, Abraham Huber, Jacob Shryock, William Seibert, G.W. Brewer, George Lehner, James Hamilton, Vincent McCoy, Jacob Eyster, William HeyserJr.)
Mount Vernon Association
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Summary: Mrs. Bard is the local agent for the Mt. Vernon Association, and accepts donations to be put to George Washington's memory.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. R.M. Bard)
Full Text of Article:

--Mrs. R. M. Bard, of this place, has accepted the Agency for Franklin County in the "Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union." All who may desire to bestow a tribute to the memory of WASHINGTON can now have the opportunity, well assured that their subscription will be faithfully applied to the noble purpose in view.

South Ward Ticket
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Summary: Democratic ticket of South Ward for local elections has been announced.
(Names in announcement: George Ludwig, Alexander Martin, William Flory, George Bittner, H.B. Davison)
Full Text of Article:

--The following ticket has been formed by the Democrats of the South Ward. Judge, George Ludwig; Inspector, Alexander Martin; Assessor, William Flory; Constable, George W. Bittner; Justice of the Peace, H. B. Davison.

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Summary: A list of men who have donated books to the Public library.
(Names in announcement: Esq. H.C. Keyser, Rev. Samuel Philips, Samuel Schryock)
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Summary: Married March 6.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Samuel Philips, George Smith, Elizabeth Hart)
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Summary: Died on March 7 at age 37.
(Names in announcement: David Gordon)

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Description of Page: Poetry and advertisements

Hints to Young Ladies
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Summary: Advice to women on how to attract men. Encourages women to not tell their secrets to the first female confidante they meet because "A woman can't keep a secret any more than a sieve can hold water," tells them to not pretend to be angry when men have the audacity to look at them when they promenade Broadway in their best bonnet, since they only go there to be seen, and tells them not to turn down a marriage proposal when they really want to accept.
Trailer: Mrs. George Washington Wyllyn

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Description of Page: Poetry and advertisements

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Description of Page: Travelogues, legal notices, advertisements

Foster at Home!
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Summary: Transcript of speech given by Foster, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, in his home town of Greensburg upon his nomination.