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Puget Sound Herald_1858-11-12_High Prices.pdf
This exchange between "Farmer," a reader of the Puget Sound Herald, and the editor of the newspaper is revealing.

The editor, in his original article, claimed that farmers on Puget Sound could and were doing very well. He was teasing his readers,…

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A hilarious description of legislative stubbornness. The Territorial Legislature spends a week electing officers. Moving the capitol to Walla Walla was discussed. The Council (forerunner of the Senate) managed to elect most officers with the…

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Unionism in the North - The correspondent asserts near unanimity in Washington Territory against secession or a Pacific Republic, while also noting the territorial District Attorney had resigned to fight for the South.

Politics of Washington…

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The Bulletin's New York correspondent comments on the arrival of news from San Francisco of March 27, printed in NYC papers April 11. In that news item, Californians repudiated the idea of a Pacific Republic, which he says mirrors the sentiment of…

Washington Standard_1860-06-15_The Speaking In Whatcom County.pdf
This Republican paper says Garfielde (Democrat) and Lander (Independent Unionist Democrat) were evasive in their public speeches, saying they would support what the Administration did if they agreed with it. Wallace's stand-in offered unqualified…

Puget Sound Herald_1864-02-06_Olympia Correspondence.pdf
Editor Charles Prosch expresses his resentment at the award of the lucrative territorial printing contract to a member of the opposing party, the Democrats, whose loyalty to the Union he slurs here.

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"Julian" writes, "It is conceded upon all hands that the South should have the next President, inasmuch as the two last Presidents were from the North." Writing in 1859, "Julian" argues that the Democrats should select a southern man for president…

DEB_1863-01-07.pdf
An hour after Olympia newspaper editor B. F. Kendall fatally shot elderly Horace Howe, Territorial Legislator M.S. Griswold (from Pacific County)” advocated a Vigilance Committee to take Kendall in hand”, but J.D. Bagley, an old Californian who…

DEB_1863-01-07.pdf
Because Bagley had been a personal and political enemy of General Stevens, the correspondent thought his delivery of a eulogy was in bad taste.

DEB_1863-01-23.pdf
The original conflict of this feud was over the farming land claimed by Great Britain. The farmers of the community were opposed to the Puget Sound Agricultural Company (formerly Hudson Bay Company).

In the aftermath, Kendall's friends were…