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    s February 18 1885 Location MARION Missouri Tag s Arts Leisure On February 18th Samuel Clemens The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published under his pen name Mark Twain Twain was born in Florida Missouri and later moved to Hannibal a town on the Mississippi River much like the towns depicted in his two most famous novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn br br Twain began work on Huckleberry Midwifery in Mississippi Date s February 15 1885 to February 17 1885 Location MADISON Mississippi Tag s Health Death Women On February 17 1885 Mrs Octavia Wyche wrote from Meridianville in Madison County Mississippi to her daughter Imogene in Virginia about a number of things Perhaps the most important news of the letter was the complication during child birth that her other daughter Mollie had gone through two days before Mrs Wyche noticed her daughter was acting strangely and sent Walter one of her sons for Circumstantial Evidence Date s February 14 1885 Location SHELBY Tennessee Tag s african americans circumstantial evidence courts In early 1885 an African American named McKeever went hunting in Memphis Tennessee in the same location as a white hunter who was later found dead Based on extremely circumstantial evidence McKeever was put on trial for first degree murder in February 1885 The jury deliberated for two days before they decided to convict McKeever The circumstantial evidence that the jury considered Democrat Disappointments Date s March 25 1885 Location NORFOLK CITY Virginia Tag s Economy Government Urban Life Boosterism Civil Service be blanked said he do you suppose the blanked blanked old fool thought we were in earnest about such blanked blanked nonsense and not as that A Democratic workingman had no trouble speaking his mind to a Norfolk gentleman out

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    Location Tag s Health Death Economy Migration Transportation Urban Life Boosterism Few citizens of Portsmouth could escape the mourning of K G Gittio s death On February 25 1885 it covered the front page news flags flew at half mast locomotives were shrouded and traffic stopped while people flooded to his funeral The city had lost a respected citizen and a leading businessman regarded as one of the South s best railroad men Gittio thinking he had a cold had called upon Remembering the Lost Cause Date s June 18 1884 Location Tag s Health Death Race Relations War Capt Carter Williams a Norfolk resident visible at the front of the Confederate line at Chancellorsville led a most daring charge the battle s first day into the teeth of federal infantry and their cannons The 6 Virginia captured the Union color bearer and seized the guns resulting in Robert E Lee himself personally thanking the brave Capt Williams the next morning Soon after receiving Democrat Disappointments Date s March 25 1885 Location Tag s Economy Government Urban Life Boosterism Civil Service be blanked said he do you suppose the blanked blanked old fool thought we were in earnest about such

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    were indicative of the culture on streets based on the people who live there Job titles told us what station in life the people held and add to the information about the street on which they lived Simple things like if a woman had a job tells us so much about what this group of people were like We learn what kind of professions were in high demand in Charleston There are a lot of professions dealing with ships ranging from Mariner to Ship Carpenter to Shipwright When women were listed they were usually described either as widows or laundresses implying that they were not married and had a job appropriate for their gender While there was a lot of professions that you would expect grocer merchant attorney post master there were some very specific job titles that would lead one to assume that Charleston had a highly specialized economy and a great consumer culture Tailors jewelers confectioners cabinet makers and dancing masters all made the list Maurie McInnis states that there was an extreme amount of social diversity on any given street in Charleston and that one could find a range from wealthy merchants and planters middling mechanics free

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    of fifty negroes to be sold at the Price Edward court house at the end of the month of January He stated that African Americans were raised by him and that among them was a blacksmith a carriage driver a seamstress a weaver excellent house servants and boys of good size for plough He also made sure to mention that all of Daily National Intelligencer Advertises for Fugitive Slaves Date s April 20 1816 Location Washington City District of Columbia Tag s Slave Laws Advertisement fugitive slave On April 20 1816 the Daily National Intelligencer located in Washington D C published an article advertising fugitive slaves The article began by stating Fifty persons of color were brought into this city in the ship Lord Somers from London The Intelligencer continued On examination satisfactory evidence was produced that forty three were free Report On Levee Breach in New Orleans Date s May 7 1816 Location ORLEANS Louisiana Tag s Economy Migration Transportation Urban Life Boosterism On a Monday morning at 3 a m a breach in the levee allowed rushing waters to flood New Orleans Within two days the breach had expanded to be at least an acre in width The areas initially most affected by the waters were the Cyprus swamp and St John s Bayou However the waters were continuing to flow into the city and it was predicted that by the time the flood waters stopped rising Henry Banks Land Sale Date s May 8 1816 Location HENRICO Virginia Tag s Agriculture Economy Law In May of 1816 Henry Banks put up his estate for sale Banks had incurred debt to a man named Neil McCaul and he needed the profit from this sale to settle up with him The land for sale was property on both sides

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    how good the quality or how small the quantity Drinking was not an idle habit but rather a stimulating social activity Jovial parties and pleasant games went well with a glass of the best The temperance societies would use the money from alcohol on things like clothing and education for the children but the writer noted that dressing up children only corrupts them and makes them arrogant He went on And as to giving children an education I am inclined to think the policy of it rather doubtful You have no doubt heard sir of the great number of forgeries that have been made of late years on banks and merchants Now if these guilty persons had never learned to read and write could they have committed these forgeries The rhetoric of sarcasm veiled his disregard for these moral reformers He went on to reveal that his wife nearly forced him to join one of these temperance societies but a friend informed him that pledging to join was a sin and he could not commit a known sin As if to perfectly demonstrate the ineffectiveness of the temperance societies in east North Carolina the same friend quipped There was a great deal of liquor in town that had to be drank by somebody Temperance societies emerged around the same time in the North and the South in the 1830s Yet the issue did not seem to resonate with many Southerners especially the wealthy population of the Carolina coast Many historians believe the movement lagged behind in the South because its citizens feared that the cause of temperance was tied to the cause of abolitionism The temperance unions that did form in the South always made their proslavery opinions publicly known Yet as Ian Tyrell notes this notion does not explain

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    C Rives did not agree with a measure recommended by the Virginia Legislature At the time it was common understanding that federal senators should comply with instructions from legislatures because they were chosen by legislatures Senator Rives stance against the legislature brought him criticism from the people of Virginia most notably those of the Republican Party The Wealth of Michigan Lies in the Soil Date s February 23 1842 Location WAYNE Michigan Tag s Agriculture Detroit Immigration In 1842 The Signal of Liberty a small newspaper associated with the Liberty Party of Michigan published an article detailing the current state of agriculture in Michigan and the uncertainty surrounding its future Tariffs and duties threatened the economic security of the wheat producing states and many feared that unless the farmers organized and acted their interests would be neglected Death of the Respectable Adam Grove Date s February 24 1842 Location AUGUSTA Virginia Tag s Agriculture Church Religious Activity Health Death Race Relations Slavery Shermariah Church the Presbyterian Church of Augusta County Virginia lost a valuable member of their congregation when Mr Adam Grove died suddenly and unexpectedly on February 24 1842 Mr Grove s spirituality transcended Shermariah into the educational realm in that he served as a professor of religion for 20 years His religious beliefs manifested themselves in his charitable nature He Delage s Last Days Date s July 1840 to July 21 1841 Location SUMTER South Carolina Tag s Arts Leisure Church Religious Activity Health Death Women When Natalie Delage fell ill in 1841 she found support in the community around her The wife of Thomas Sumter Jr kept a diary detailing the last year of her life on the plantation in Sumter District South Carolina She visited doctors in town and doctors came to visit her They prescribed

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    the Temperance Movement Date s February 19 1842 Location Tag s Arts Leisure Church Religious Activity Education Urban Life Boosterism The Newbern Spectator published several articles about the new temperance movements starting up in New York in Ireland and in the Newbern area It was a crusade for self improvement and the industrial work ethic One man from nearby Washington N C only identified as A Free Drinker felt he

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    by the legislators in Georgia The general assembly s actions showed that the need for production outweighed the importance of fair labor standards During the nineteenth century many farmers planed cotton throughout the South In Georgia cotton was one of the main cash crops Before the Civil War slaves worked on cotton plantations which attempted to meet the great national and international consumer need for the product After the Civil War freedom was declared for African Americans and many plantation owners lost much of their labor force The owners of plantations needed people to work the land in order to make sure the need for cotton was met At the time of the industrialization of America the cotton industry grew and cotton factories were built throughout the South Cotton manufacturers needed workers in these factories and the age of the worker did not seem to matter Manufacturers were willing to employ anyone and the age or the person did not matter It seemed to the Savannah Press that the necessity for cotton outweighed moral values of the employers who ran the cotton factories Employers tended to depend on women and children who were under the age of 16 as the

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