Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
February 2, 1863

Wheeling Intelligencer
February 2, 1863

Meeting in Ritchietown.

There will be a new State meeting in South Wheeling to night at Steubenraugh's new Hall. Gov. Peirpoint and others will address it. We hope to see an old fashioned turn out of the bone and sinew of Ritchietown. That independent corporation has an ancient reputation for doing things with her whole might and strength, and we trust she will give a specimen of it to-night. Let every man who wants to understand the importance of the issue turn out tonight.

Wheeling Intelligencer
February 3, 1863

Meeting At Ritchietown.

A large and enthusiastic new State meeting came off at Ritchietown last night. It was one of the best new State meetings yet held in this vicinity. The true men of Ritchietown - the real props and pillars of that borough - are alive to the magnitude of the coming issue, and they evinced their determination last night to roll up a glorious vote on Thursday. And they will do it. Other parts of the county may do well but Ritchietown will eclipse them all. Her sturdy population has never yet failed because of the Union and the new State and they never will.

Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: February 1863

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