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Valley Spirit: January 30, 1861

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Four Hundred Muskets Seized
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Summary: New York police intercepted a shipment of arms heading South from New York.
Origin of Article: New York World
A Great Contractor
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Summary: Article about William Russell, the senior member of the largest army contracting firm.
Official Zeal Rebuked
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Summary: Message from Governor Letcher criticizing any attempt to coerce the South but also appealing for a compromise solution.
Another Illegal Seizure of Arms Destined for the South
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Summary: Criticizes seizure of weapons as an example of total disregard for the Constitution displayed by the zealots of New York..
Why Don't [sic] Congress Act
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Summary: Accuses Senators and Representatives of doing nothing to avert war and disunion.
Origin of Article: Evening Bulletin
Trailer: Evening Bulletin
England to Acknowledge Southern Confederacy
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Summary: Alleges that England plans to extend official recognition to the Confederate States.
Origin of Article: New York Herald
Trailer: New York Herald
The Crittenden-Bigler Plan of Settlement
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Summary: Letter from Sen. Bigler asserting that the Crittenden plan provides the best means for resolving differences and averting war.
Letter from Ex-President Fillmore
(Column 4)
Summary: Fillmore asserts that it is the fault of the Northern Republicans that a compromise has not been reached.
Another Seizure of United States Arms
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Summary: Reports that Louisiana Troops seized Federal arms in New Orleans.
Army and Navy
(Column 5)
Summary: Reports that military units have been ordered to the Capitol.

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Description of Page: Columns 1-5 poetry, fiction, and anecdotes.

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Summary: Reports that every Parish in Louisiana has commenced to form battalions and companies for military service.
Origin of Article: New Orleans Picayune
The Peninsula Forts, Florida
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Summary: Gives technical information about the Federal Forts in Florida.

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Description of Page: Advertisements

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Funeral of Mrs. B.B. Henshey
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Summary: Reports death of Mrs. Henshey.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. B. Henshey)
Boys Arrested
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Summary: Reports the arrest of two sons of Rev. Coursey for assaulting a townsperson, Alex Hamilton, as well as stoning houses.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Coursey, Sen. Alex Hamilton, Justice Stoner, Constable Middour, Mr. Beck, Mrs. Flesgle)
Origin of Article: Waynesboro Record
House Burnt
(Column 1)
Summary: Reports that John Rosenberry's house burned down.
(Names in announcement: John Rosenberry)
Court Proceedings
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Summary: Summary of cases settled in County Court.
(Names in announcement: Hon. Kimmel, Hon. Orr, Hon. Huber, John Frederick, William Rupert, Robert Deal, David Freeman, Edward Childs, John Robinson, Samuel Briggs, Joseph Brown, John Wright, J. Brown, Richard Kelly, Peter Cummings, Robert Boreland, John Boltz, John Adams, Martin Pfoutz, Archibald Stoner(colored), Curtis Dullabaum, Catharine Stine, Thomas Gones(colored), Francis Myers(colored), Lucy Mason(colored), Margaret Mason(colored), George Mason(colored), Mary Stoner, David Gilbert, Christian RoyerJr., Jacob Resser, Frederick Divilbiss, James Tenley, Margaret McNulty, Margaret Culbertson, Eliza Rodgers, Jacob Garver, Samuel Garver, James Fry, William McGrath, Joseph Brannon, Jacob Snider, Benjamin Beaver, Samuel Breckinridge, Lewis Ritter, Obed Gsell, Jacob Glass, Michael Stickle, Polly Stickle, John Strine)
The National Crisis
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Summary: Reports news regarding secession including seizure of Federal Property in Seceded States, troop movements in the Seceded States, and news from Sumter.
Fugitive Slave Law
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Summary: Announces that anyone who returns a fugitive slave to Virginia is entitled to a reward.
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Summary: Married on January 21.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Z. Colestock, A. ShawM.D., Annie Nicklas)
(Column 5)
Summary: Married on January 22.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Z. Colestock, Andrew High, Elizabeth Bowers)
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Summary: Salisbury Sherman died on January 16, aged 92. He was a member of the Lutheran Church.
(Names in announcement: Salisbury Sherman)
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Summary: Sallie E. Henshey died on January 25, aged 28.
(Names in announcement: Sallie Henshey, B. Henshey)

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Letter From Boston
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Summary: Letter describes the city of Boston and criticizes it for its racial "fanaticism".
Trailer: Perley
Time for Concession
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Summary: Asserts that the time is right for making concessions to save the Union.