A History of Monroe County, West Virginia

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McClure Company, Incorporated, 1916 - Biography - 509 pages
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I am having trouble putting this book down. My great great great great great grandfather saw a feather behind a rock and discovered it was a Native American. I was able to identify a lot of my distant relatives and with the Kindle edition I was able to annotate and leave notes without harming the book. I love this book. 

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Page 192 - ... establish such rules and orders for the regular building of houses thereon, as to them shall seem best...
Page 202 - Sawyers, gentlemen trustees, to be by them or a majority of them laid off into lots of half an acre each with convenient streets, and established a town by the name of Fontville. SECT. 4. That forty acres of land at the Great Falls Matildaviile, of Paiowmack in the county of Loudoun, in the posses- j.ai]'8e,lfip"t...
Page 42 - Council of the colony) we think it expedient ye hear our sentiments at this important juncture. And first, we require you to represent us with hearts replete with the most grateful and loyal veneration for the race of Brunswick, for they have been truly our fathers; and at the same time the most dutiful affection for our Sovereign, of whose honest heart we cannot entertain any dissidence; but sorry we are to add that in his councils we can no longer confide.
Page 231 - ... then this obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force and virtue of law.
Page 42 - Brunswick; for they have been truly our fathers, and at the same time the most dutiful affection for our Sovereign, of whose honest heart we cannot entertain any diffidence; but sorry we are to add, that in his councils we can no longer confide; a set of miscreants, unworthy to administer the laws of Britain's empire, have been permitted impiously to sway. How unjustly, cruelly, and tyrannically, they have invaded our rights, we need not now put you in mind. We only say, and we assert it with pride,...
Page 43 - It is entailed upon my son, and the tenure is sacred. Watch over it, gentlemen, for to him it must descend unviolated, if my arm can defend it; but if not, if wicked power is permitted to prevail against me, the original purchase was blood, and mine shall seal the surrender.
Page 132 - ... the end of Gauley mountain on New River, where the counties of Greenbrier and Kanawha intersect, thence up the river with the Greenbrier and Montgomery lines to the intersection of Monroe line; thence with the Monroe and Montgomery line to the upper end of Pine's plantation; thence a straight line to the mouth of Rich creek, leaving the plantation of Hugh Caperton on the right; thence with the Monroe line to the intersection of...
Page 43 - WORTH AND FREEDOM, who appeared for us at Philadelphia, will accept our most ardent grateful acknowledgments. And we hereby plight them our faith, that we will religiously observe their resolutions, and obey their instructions, in contempt of power and temporary interest ; and should the measures they have wisely calculated for our relief fail, we will stand prepared for every contingency...
Page 106 - Provided always, That the appointment of a place for holding courts, and of a clerk, shall not be made unless a majority of...
Page 43 - Watch over it, gentlemen, for to him it must descend inviolate, if my arm can defend it, but if not, if wicked power is permitted to prevail against me, the original purchase was blood, and mine shall seal the surrender." That our countrymen, and the world, may know our disposition, we choose that this be published. And we have one request to add, that is, that the sons of worth and freedom, who appeared for us at Philadelphia, will accept our most ardent, grateful acknowledgments.

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