This issue of the Lansing State Republican from March 5, 1862, includes insightful articles related to Democratic politics and the progress of the Union war effort. In addition, advertisements showcase products related to hair, fashion, and menstruation (likely, code for an abortifacient). This paper also displays the custom of husbands "advertising" their wives. Two such ads explain that each husband's respective wife left their "bed and board without any just cause or provocation," so the husbands publicly rescinded financial responsibilty for any "debts [their wives] may contract." Also contained within are several notices/orders written by William Pinckney, who was serving as a state attorney and Probate Court Judge for Ingham County.