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Valley Spirit: December 25, 1861

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Description of Page: Various items of national and war news

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The Floyd Mania
(Column 1)
Summary: Criticizes graft and dishonesty in administration dealings, particularly in contracting.
Origin of Article: Journal of Commerce
Meeting of the Members of the Bar
(Column 6)
Summary: Reports a meeting of the Chambersburg bar and resolutions adopted on the death of member William Carlisle.
(Names in announcement: William Carlisle, Wilson Reilly, Lyman S. Clark, J. McDowell Sharp, William McLellan, George W. Brewer, John R. Orr, C. M. Duncan, W. S. Everett, George Welsh, J. Cook, George Eyster, T. J. McGrath, T. J. Nill)
Tribute of Respect
(Column 6)
Summary: Resolutions by the Hope Fire Company on the death of George Ackerman.
(Names in announcement: George Ackerman, A. C. McGrath, F. Snider)
A Lecture
(Column 6)
Summary: Reminds readers of Clark's upcoming speech.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Joseph Clark)

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Hurrah for the Franklin Boys
(Column 1)
Summary: Reports a brilliant engagement involving Franklin troops from "Easton's Battery."
(Names in announcement: Col. Hezekiah Easton)
The Great Rebellion
(Column 1)
Summary: A reminder of Clark's upcoming speech.
(Names in announcement: Augusta Bickley, Rev. Joseph Clark)
(Column 1)
Summary: Letter from R. W. McAllen thanking the ladies of Green Township for a contribution of woolen socks to the soldiers of Camp Slifer.
Abolition Preachers
(Column 1)
Summary: The Journal blames the "seditious and unconstitutional utterances" of abolition preachers and newspaper editors for putting the Union in its present state. According to the Journal, Southern secessionists used these statements to convince Southerners that these expressions represented the true feelings of Northerners.
Origin of Article: Louisville Journal
(Column 2)
Summary: Jacob Siechrist and Barbara Detweiler were married on December 12.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Dr. B. S. Schneck, Jacob Siechrist, Barbara Detweiler, John Detweiler)
(Column 2)
Summary: Married on December 19.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Dr. S. McHenry, John Snyder, Lizzie Hershey)
(Column 2)
Summary: Died on December 13, aged 20 years.
(Names in announcement: John George Ackerman)
(Column 2)
Summary: Died on December 10, aged 69 years.
(Names in announcement: Michael Wagner)

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