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    Riddick Date s December 13 1819 to December 31 1827 Location Tag s African Americans Agriculture Health Death Law Slavery Women On December 13 1819 Joseph Prentis took over as the Executor of the will of the late Robert M Riddick of Nansemond County due to the death of the named executor Thomas Swepson Mr Riddick s will called for the disposal of his estate for the payment of his

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    asked her mother Sarah to help her manage the chickens Sarah then complained of being overworked and provoked the ire of her mistress and the master In addition Emma mentioned that Cyrus Sarah s husband behaved similarly or at least acted in such a way as to earn whippings from the master Emma wanting to avoid the worst parts of the incident went for a walk This episode demonstrates the complicated relationship between mistresses and slave women Mistresses lacking the full authority of the master sometimes encountered disrespectful behavior from their slave women Mistresses and servants also often disagreed about standards of work with female servants resisting as individuals and calling for the easing of work loads Some particularly resentful slave women ignored their chores and openly defied their owners The fact that Sarah was not whipped in the above case however does not reflect a rule Female slaves could be whipped and mistresses could and did whip their slaves Cyrus implied vocal or behavioral support of his wife could have been a way for him to exert at least a minimum form of protection over his wife Slave men lacking any status in the eyes of the law could

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    begins his historical account on a report of operations on the morning of May 4 until the morning of the 30which he provided us with four epochs Lieut Col Tyler has a much more personal perspective on his record other than relaying field and marching positions The record begins when the one hundred and forty first regiment which was under the Second Captain Sally Tompkins Defends Top Civil War Hospital Date s June 9 1864 Location HENRICO Virginia Tag s Medicine Health Health Death Science Technology Civil War Women Filling a pressing need for medical services Sally Tompkins established a hospital after the First Battle of Bull Run that became the best hospital during the Civil War Running the hospital was not always easy Tompkins faced pressure from many people to close down the hospital In June of 1864 Dr Carrington an inspector of hospitals for the South filed an order to have the Robertson Hospital Pauline Cushman Charged with being a Union Spy Date s June 8 1864 Location CUYAHOGA Ohio Tag s Crime Violence War Women The stories about women and the unlikely role they played in both the north and the south during the Civil War are some of the most interesting stories of the Civil War One such story about Union spy Pauline Cushman appeared in the Valley Spirit on June 8 1864 Ms Cushman was arrested by the Confederates freed by the Northern troops and rewarded with the honorary title of Major in Luxury Brooms Date s June 14 1864 Location RICHMOND Virginia Tag s Government Law Politics Civil War On February 6 1864 the Congress of the Confederate States prohibited its constituents from importing articles not necessaries or of common use Such may be justified of a legislative body during wartime but what is

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    on about preserving honor when their priority should have been to prevent burdening the state s citizens with enormous taxes When the people discover the unjust tax plans Turner exclaimed they would run out the current leaders and elevate to their places others who have less sublimated ideas of honor and fame and the past and more practical ones as to the present and future In the aftermath of the Civil War Virginia faced a significant economic hurdle a public debt of approximately 45 million Although the debt initially used to fund transportation initiatives like railroads and canals started out as 33 million prior to war the amount had swelled to its present state Debates ensued over how to pay this sum Since the westernmost counties of Virginia had only established the new state of West Virginia in 1863 some like Turner argued that the debt belonged to West Virginia as well and thus Virginians were not legally bound to pay anything However the main controversy of 1871 became whether Virginia should fund its entire debt plus interest or pay at a readjusted reduced level This battle catalyzed the formation of two factions the Funders and the Readjusters In 1871 the state government passed the Funding Act This legislation pledged Virginia to pay the debt in full marking the state as the only southern postwar government to fund its debt at such a high rate As rationale Funders pointed to the importance of saving the honor of Virginia although additional motivation came from the fact that many were looking to profit from their state bonds The Funders decision eventually proved to be a strain for Virginia as it exhausted the state of its revenues and forced it to borrow just to continue operating its government Leaders also severed funding for

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    sides that the condition of the late rebel States is deplorable This magazine did not mention however that the reason the conditions of the rebel States was deplorable was because of the presence of the Ku Klux Klan In response to the violent acts that the Ku Klux Klan had committed a special Debate Over State Debt Date s March 24 1871 to March 27 1871 Location RICHMOND Virginia Tag

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    jury s view that a hospital should Northern Neck of Virginia Desires Immigrants Date s 1872 Location Tag s Agriculture Economy Politics Migration Transportation Slavery The Board of Immigration from the counties of Richmond Westmoreland Lancaster and Northumberland assembled to compose their forthcoming pamphlet enticing immigrants to their regions of Virginia our earnest desire is to attract to it and immigration not only from the northern and north western states but also from Canada and Europe This immigration will bring the industry and capital requisite Debate Over State Debt Date s March 24 1871 to March 27 1871 Location Tag s Government Law Politics Urban Life Boosterism Why should Virginians have to bear the entire debt Zephaniah Turner raised this question repeatedly before the House of Delegates in Richmond In the eyes of Turner West Virginians were just as responsible for payment as Virginians seeing as how the debt had existed before dismemberment of the state Turner blasted Virginia s political representatives for rattling on about preserving honor when Railroad Company vs Richmond Date s 1874 Location Tag s Economy Government Law Migration Transportation Urban Life Boosterism The feud between the city of Richmond and the Fredericksburg Potomac Railroad Company reached Virginia s Supreme Court of Appeals Fredericksburg Potomac had violated Richmond s laws the city claimed by running its steam propelled cars through Broad Street According to an ordinance passed on September 8 1873 no vehicle of any kind was allowed to traverse that specific lane the most important Importance of Education Date s 1875 Location Tag s Education A focused open minded man capable of sound reasoning and clear expression these according to John Broadus were the characteristics distinguishing an educated man The Baptist minister was a fierce advocate of higher education and lamented the fact that many

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    the state and differentiated it from the national bank He explained why the state bank has served a public good even though most citizens were unaware of it The bank according to Yancey had paid profits into the state treasury department that went to pay off public debt that financed public projects Furthermore the bank had never been in better condition and was financially sound where all available assets met its liabilities Another example of the public good given emphatically was the loan to the Georgia Rail Road Banking Company This loan provided resources to a company that would build railroads that will bring more connections to the state and bring in untold millions Finally Yancey demonstrated how the bank had kept the prices of slaves from depreciating He cited an example in Alabama to persuade others to realize without the bank the economy would not be in good shape As seen during the 1830 s the issue of the bank of the United States became ever more important The historian Michael O Brien discusses the role Andrew Jackson and John C Calhoun played in matters of the bank of the United States O Brien provides support to the position

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    Death Women NEW EDITION OF DR WEISSELHOFF S SCIENTIFIC WORK ON THE SUBJECT OF CHILD BIRTH screamed an ad in Lexington s The Valley Star The proclamation which ran on Thursday February 26 1849 advertised a new book containing insights into birth control Years before John Stuart Mill and his wife handed out condoms in a London subway this paper in a small Virginia town danced around the issue a A Good Christian Date s 1851 Location AUGUSTA Virginia Tag s Church Religious Activity Women As a sociable southerner one expected certain attributes from you manners dress that suited your means Christianity Although Mary Jane Holladay wrote in her diary that it was her constant prayer that she should be able to please her husband and have a loving marriage she was quite anxious when it came to religion In her opinion it was better to spend time wrestling with and testing her faith Seed Planted for Central Park Date s 1851 Location NEW YORK New York Tag s Arts Leisure Health Death Politics Urban Life Boosterism In 1851 a journalist put into words an ideology that would start a new trend in urban development He proposed the construction of a huge public park that would be enjoyed by thousands of all classes without distinction The ideals of Romanticism and the Republican view of the importance of nature were at a peak among educated Americans at this time and this commentator proposed a way to manifest Abolitionism Takes a Whipping in Virginia Date s 1851 Location GRAYSON Virginia Tag s Abolition Vigilance Committee All that John Gornith heard as he stood tied to an oak tree in the Virginia woods was the crack of the whip In 1851 the Vigilance Committee of Grayson County Virginia arrested Gornith for spreading abolitionist

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