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Valley Spirit: July 10, 1861

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-Page 01-

Description of Page: Lincoln's address fills entire page.

President's Message
(Column 1)
Summary: Transcript of Lincoln's message to Congress requesting appropriation of men and money for war.

-Page 02-

Description of Page: Reports of Army movements. News from Fortress Monroe in column 6.

The Message and the Reports
(Column 2)
Summary: Item unhappily and critically reports that Lincoln's message did not lead to any hope that peace will soon be restored. Article expresses consternation regarding the increase in taxation that will be passed to finance the war effort.

-Page 03-

Description of Page: Various items of national news and advertisements

(Column 5)
Summary: Married July 2.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Wm. Harden, James Trout, Sarah Stofford)

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Description of Page: Advertisements