Family History of Col. John Sawyers and Simon Harris, and Their Descendants

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Press of the Knoxville Lithographing Company, 1913 - 195 pages
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Page 13 - God and calling unto mind the mortality of my body and •knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth, to be buried In decent christian burial at the discretion of my executors. Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God.
Page 8 - The bravest battle that ever was fought ; Shall I tell you where and when? On the maps of the world you will find it not ; It was fought by the mothers of men.
Page 13 - God: therefore calling to Mind the Mortality of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament...
Page 13 - Will and heard him publish and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound and disposing mind and memory and that they subscribed their respective names as witnesses to the said Will in the presence of the said Testator and at his request.
Page 170 - And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces and worshipped God, saying, Amen, blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever, Amen.
Page 187 - Finding ourselves on the Frontiers and being apprehensive that for want of a proper legislature we might become a shelter for such as endeavored to defraud their creditors, considering also the necessity of recording Deeds, Wills and doing other public business, we by consent of the people formed a Court for the purposes above mentioned, taking — by desire of our constituents — the Virginia laws for our guide so near as the situation of affairs would admit; this was intended for ourselves and...
Page 13 - And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
Page 14 - The above instrument, consisting of one sheet, was at the date thereof signed, sealed, published and declared by the said 0 ohn Forsythe, as and for his last will and testament, in presence of us, who at his request, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Page 13 - Will is ordered recorded, and is in the words and figures following, to wit : "In the name of God amen, I...
Page 190 - With desperate courage he passed from one exposed point to another of equal danger. He carried in his wounded hand a shrill sounding silver whistle, whose signal was universally known throughout the ranks, was of immense service throughout the battle, and gave a kind of ubiquity to his movements. But the Americans, having reached the top of the mountain, were gradually compressing the enemy, and the line of Ferguson's encampment was sensibly contracted. A flag was raised by the tories in token of...

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