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Valley Spirit: July 6, 1861

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Description of Page: Various items of national news and Southern news. Bottom of page illegible.

Seizure of the Steamer St. Nicholas--Capture of three Merchant Vessels
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Summary: Recounts the seizure of the St. Nicholas by Confederates disguised as passengers.
Origin of Article: Baltimore Exchange
The Killed and Wounded
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Summary: List of the wounded from the Williamsport and Hagerstown skirmishes.
Important Arrival
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Summary: Announces the arrival of Prince Polignac of France in Richmond as a guest of President Davis.

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Where Will it End?
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Summary: Criticizes the mishandling of army affairs and alleges downright corruption that even certain Republican papers cannot countenance.
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Summary: Criticizes Col. John W. Forney for cozying up to the Republican establishment by criticizing James Buchanan, his former benefactor, in his bid to be re-elected Clerk of the House.
Origin of Article: American Volunteer
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Summary: The Valley Spirit asks that subscribers pay what they owe.
The Views of Mr. Douglas
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Summary: Accuses "former" Democrats such as John Forney of opposing any measure to adjust national difficulties. As they are professed admirers of the late Sen. Douglas, the item quotes a pro-settlement speech from Douglas at length.
The World and the Tribune
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Summary: Reports that the rivalry between the Republican New York World and the opposition New York Tribune has become quite intense.
The Hundred Dollar Bounty
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Summary: Announces a one hundred dollar bonus to anyone who serves for three years.
Hostile Attitude of France
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Summary: Reports suspicion of French overtures toward the South.
Origin of Article: Correspondence of the Philadelphia Inquirer
Frederick A. Guion
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Summary: Reports the arrest of Guion in New York for circulating a position requesting that Lincoln effect a settlement with the South without bloodshed.

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Swear Him
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Summary: Alleges that Solomon Chase, the Secretary of the Treasury, should be required to take the Oath of Allegiance as he advocated dissolution at an 1848 Abolition Convention.

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