History of Conecuh County, Alabama: Embracing a Detailed Record of Events from the Earliest Period to the Present; Biographical Sketches of Those who Have Been Most Conspicuous in the Annals of the County; a Complete List of the Officials of Conecuh, Besides Much Valuable Information Relative to the Internal Resources of the County (Google eBook)

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T. Gilbert, printer, 1881 - Conecuh County (Ala.) - 233 pages
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Page 90 - Prepared to walk with her through death's dark vale. And now her eyes grew bright, and brighter still, Too bright for ours to look upon, suffused With many tears, and closed without a cloud. They set as sets the morning star, which goes Not down behind the darkened west, nor hides Obscured among the tempests of the sky, But melts away into the light of heaven.
Page 141 - I have held this place ten days against a force variously estimated from fifteen hundred to six thousand ; a,nd I shall continue to hold it till I get relief from my countrymen, or I will perish in its defence. We have had a shower of bombs and cannonballs continually falling among us the whole time, yet none of us have fallen. We have been miraculously preserved.
Page 144 - Neath the boughs of the willow that over him weep ; His arm is unnerved, but his deeds remain bright, As the stars in the dark vaulted heaven at night. Oh ! wake not...
Page 18 - CHATTAHOOCHEE pours His yellow tide along ; It sounds on TALLAPOOSA'S shores, And COOSA swells the song; Where lordly ALABAMA sweeps, The symphony remains ; And young CAHAWBA proudly keeps, The echo of its strains ; Where TUSCALOOSA'S waters glide, From stream and town 'tis heard, And dark TOMBECKBEE'S winding tide Repeats the olden word ; Afar where nature brightly wreathed Fit Edens for the Free, Along TUSCUMBIA'S bank 'tis breathed By stately TENNESSEE ; And south, where, from CONECUH'S springs,...
Page 144 - Disturb not his slumbers, let Washington sleep 'Neath the boughs of the willows that over him weep, His arm is unnerved, but his deeds remain bright As the stars in the dark-vaulted heavens at night.
Page 171 - Take thy banner! and, beneath The battle-cloud's encircling wreath, Guard it, till our homes are free ! Guard it! God will prosper thee! In the dark and trying hour, In the breaking forth of power, In the rush of steeds and men, His right hand will shield thee then.
Page 224 - Trustees, notice of the desired change having been given at the preceding meeting. They may be suspended at any regular meeting by a two-thirds vote of the members present. BY-LAWS FOR CONFERENCE SOCIETIES.
Page 167 - ... in the election of Abraham Lincoln to the Presidency of the United States, or from any other existing cause, to justify its dissolution...
Page 18 - though they all have passed away, That noble race and brave, Though their light canoes have vanished From off the crested wave ; Though, 'mid the forests where they roved, There rings no hunter's-shout, Yet their names are on our waters, And we may not wash them out ! Their memory liveth on our hills, Their baptism on our shore, Our everlasting rivers speak Their dialect of yore...
Page 156 - In 1856 he was elected to the state senate from the district composed of the counties of...

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