More Colonial Homesteads and Their Stories (Google eBook)

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G.P. Putnam's sons, 1899 - Dwellings - 449 pages
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Page 409 - I have three thousand dollars in hard money ; I will pledge my plate for three thousand more ; I have seventy hogsheads of Tobago rum, which shall be sold for the most it will bring. These are at tl.e service of the state. If we succeed in defending our fire-sides and homes, I may be remunerated ; if we do not, the property will be of no value to me.
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Page 453 - Homesteads," etc. With 33 illustrations. 8, $2.50. "In this volume fascinating pictures are thrown upon the screen so rapidly that we have not time to have done with our admiration for one before the next one is encountered. . . . Longforgotten heroes live once more ; we recall the honored dead to life again, and the imagination runs riot. Travel of this kind does not weary. It fascinates." New York Times.
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Page 415 - It was the most solemn dinner ever I sat at. Not a health drank; scarce a word said until the cloth was taken away. Then the President, filling a glass of wine, with great formality drank to the health of every individual by name round the table. Everybody imitated him, charged glasses, and such a buzz of "health, sir" and "health, madam" and "thank you, sir" and "thank you, madam
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