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Valley Spirit: July 20, 1861

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Probable Results of the Present War
(Column 6)
Summary: Summarizes why war will evidently be worse for the South, even if it is victorious. It is argued that Southern debt will be crippling and that slavery will be even less secure as the abolition party will have full sway in Northern affairs.
Origin of Article: Lutheran Observer

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Description of Page: Various battlefield reports from western Virginia, column 4; Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, columns 5 & 6

(Column 1)
Summary: Valley Spirit asks that its subscribers pay what they owe.
(Column 1)
Summary: Reports the resignation of Capt. Reilly from the McClure Rifles.
(Names in announcement: Capt. Wilson Reilly)
A Warning to the Democracy
(Column 2)
Summary: The Spirit criticizes the Times as an abolition paper, alleging that free-soil and abolition have led to the dissolution of the Union.
Read It
(Column 3)
Summary: Calls attention to the page 1 article from the Lutheran Observer and endorses its views wholeheartedly.
How to Judge Them
(Column 3)
Summary: Spirit responds to charges of Confederate sympathy and friendship with South Carolina.
Important from the Seat of War
(Column 4)
Summary: Reports that the Union army marched to Centreville, Virginia on the morning of July 18th. There is an unconfirmed rumor that an engagement with the rebels occurred at Centreville.

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Description of Page: Column 1 remainder of Secretary of the Treasury's report; Advertisements

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Description of Page: Advertisements