The Daily Journal of Major George Washington, in 1751-2: Kept While on a Tour from Virginia to the Island of Barbadoes, with His Invalid Brother, Maj. Lawrence Washington ...

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J. Munsell's Sons, 1892 - Barbados - 88 pages
This book features the official journal of George Washington during his time as a Major.
 

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Page 56 - The unhappy state of health, which I labor under, makes me uncertain as to my return. If I grow worse, I shall hurry home to my grave ; if better, I shall be induced to stay longer here to complete a cure." All his hopes were fallacious. Although his disorder sometimes put on a more flattering aspect, and inspired a momentary confidence, yet it was gradually making its encroachments with a sure and deadly progress. He hastened back to Virginia, and arrived only in time to receive the last melancholy...
Page 56 - I think, like a criminal condemned, though not without hopes of reprieve. But this I am to obtain by meritoriously abstaining from flesh of every sort, all strong liquors, and by riding as much as I can bear. These are the only terms on which I am to hope for life.
Page 42 - Clarke, to pass his opinion on my brother's disorder, which he did in a favorable light, giving great assurances that it was not so fixed but that a cure might be effectually made. In the cool of the evening we rode out accompanied by Mr. Carter to seek lodgings in the country, as the Doctor advised, and were perfectly enraptured with the beautiful prospects, which every side presented to our view, — the fields of cane, corn, fruittrees, &c. in a delightful green.
Page 56 - George and rejoin him there; but the very same letter shows his irresolution and uncertainty, for he leaves her coming to the decision of herself and friends. As to his own movements, he says, "Six weeks will determine me what to resolve ,on. Forbes advises the south of France, or else Barbadoes." The very next letter, written shortly afterwards in a moment of despondency, talks of the possibility of "hurrying home to his grave!" The last was no empty foreboding. He did indeed hasten back, and just...
Page 42 - ... 5th. Early this morning came Dr. Hilary, an eminent physician, recommended by Major Clarke, to pass his opinion on my brother's...
Page 57 - Clarke, and others, and embarked on board the Industry for Virginia. Weighed anchor and got out of Carlyle Bay about twelve o'clock. " The Governor of Barbadoes seems to keep a proper state, lives very retired and at little expense, and is a gentleman of good sense. As he avoids the errors of his predecessor, he gives no handle for complaint ; but, at the same time, by declining much familiarity, he is not over-zealously beloved.
Page 47 - Crofton, commander of James Fort ; he was desir'd to come to Town next day to propose his terms. We return'd by way of Needham's fort and was introduced to ye Capt" thereof, a Genteel, pretty gentleman.
Page 53 - Was strongly attacked with the small Pox sent for Dr. Lanahan whose attendance was very constant till my recovery and going out which was not 'till thursday the I2th December.
Page 57 - ... others, and embarked on board the Industry for Virginia. Weighed anchor and got out of Carlyle Bay about twelve o'clock. " The Governor of Barbadoes seems to keep a proper state, lives very retired and at little expense, and is a gentleman of good sense. As he avoids the errors of his predecessor, he gives no handle for complaint ; but, at the same time, by declining much familiarity, he is not over-zealously beloved. " There are several singular risings in this island one above...

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