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BA2LT_07241862.pdf
Alvord advises, “… during the existence of the civil war there must necessarily be constant apprehension that at any moment we may be plunged into a [foreign] war. In that case this region is the most exposed and vulnerable, as it is the most…

BA2WP_07281862.pdf
Alvord tells the governor, “I assure you that my long residence in this country leads me to take a deep interest in the welfare and prosperity of the Territory and in the defense of its frontier. I look with special concern to the incoming…

Washington Democrat_1865-04-22_'When Rogues Fall Out'.pdf
Though this event did not take place in Washington Territory, Washington Democrat editor, Urban E. Hicks, placed the article in the column directly next to the news that Lincoln had been killed.

“That the whole idea of “freedmen” was a…

Washington Standard_1862-11-15_Bully for Port Ludlow.pdf
This 1862 article details local contributions to the Soldier's Relief Fund, subscribed from Jefferson County. Since the Washington Standard editor Murphy specifically names "Gen. Miller," this article likely refers to donations to the Sanitary…

WS 1864-08-05 Conspiracy p 3, col A.JPG
The Statesman editor suggests that the stories about the potential Order of American Knights insurrections in the western and northern states are meant to alarm and mislead voters into reelecting Abraham Lincoln.

WS 1864-05-06 Independent and Neutral p 2, col A-Pt 1.JPG
The Statesman editor declares his right and intention to be "independent upon all subjects and neutral upon none," and resists the efforts of some readers to slot him in a partisan [sic] slot.

Certainly more often than note, the editorial position…

Daily Tribune_1867-12-30_Nominal Support.pdf
William McLane (Republican) and James Longmire (Democrat) ran against each other in the January 1868 Territorial Council election. William McLane won and went on to represent Thurston and Lewis County. The Daily Tribune ran a series of articles about…

William Walter obit 001.jpg
1908 obituary of William Walter, Mason County resident, who left his Washington Territory cabin behind to enlist in the U.S. Army and fight in the Civil War. He is said by family tradition (repeated by Archie Binns) to have nailed a sign to his cabin…

WS 1864-08-19 Steinberger Reinstated p 2, col B.JPG
The Statesman editor suggests here that Col. Justus Steinberger, a Democrat, was removed from command of Fort Walla Walla by the schemes of the Union League. The editor has steadfastly maintained that Steinberger was not disloyal.

Herald Falsehoods.pdf
Specifically, Reed states that the Herald's charge that Garfielde withheld fees he collected is untrue. Lkewise, the claim that he has never established a residence in Washington Territory is false; he and his family reside in a house in Port…