A History of Rockingham County, Virginia

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Ruebush-Elkins Company, 1912 - Rockingham County (Va.) - 466 pages
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Page 424 - It is very deep; the main course of the water is north; it is fourscore yards wide in the narrowest part. We drank some healths on the other side, and returned; after which I went a swimming in it. We could not find any fordable place, except the one by which we crossed, and it was deep in several places.
Page 427 - Part thereof by from or under him them or any of them Shall and will WARRANT and for Ever Defend by these Presents. IN WITNESS Whereof the said Parties to these Presents have hereunto interchangeably set their Hands and Seals Dated the Day and Year first above Written.
Page 424 - Governor had graving irons, but could not grave anything, the stones were so hard. I graved my name on a tree by the river side; and the Governor buried a bottle with a paper...
Page 424 - Princess's health in Burgundy, and fired a volley, and all the rest of the Royal Family in claret, and a volley. We drank the Governor's health and fired another volley. We had several sorts of liquors, viz., Virginia red wine and white wine, Irish usquebaugh, brandy, shrub, two sorts of rum, champagne, canary, cherry, punch, water, cider, &c.
Page 426 - For this Expedition they were obliged to provide a great Quantity of Horse-Shoes; (Things seldom used in the lower Parts of the Country, where there are few Stones:) Upon which Account the Governor upon their Return presented each of his Companions with a Golden Horse -Shoe, (some of which I have seen studded with valuable stones resembling the Heads of Nails) with this Inscription on the one Side: Sic Juvat transcendere montes: And on the other is written The Tramontane Order.
Page 143 - Fulkerson, after delivering its fire, gallantly charged over the bridge, captured the gun, 'and followed by the other regiments of the brigade, entered the town,* and dispersed and drove back the Federal cavalry. Another piece of artillery, with which the Federals had advanced, was abandoned and subsequently fell into our hands.
Page 426 - Governor Spotswood, when he undertook the great Discovery of the Passage over the Mountains, attended with a sufficient Guard and Pioneers and Gentlemen, with a sufficient Stock of Provision, with abundant Fatigue passed these Mountains, and cut his Majesty's Name in a Rock upon the Highest of them, naming it Mount George; and in Complaisance the Gentlemen from the Governor's Name, called the Mountain next in Height, Mount Alexander. For this Expedition they were obliged to provide a great Quantity...
Page 142 - The village is situated in the angle formed by the junction of the North and South Rivers, tributaries of the south fork of the Shenandoah.
Page 424 - We had a good dinner, and after it we got the men together, and loaded all their arms, and we drank the King's health in Champagne, and fired a volley — the Princess's health in Burgundy, and fired a volley, and all the rest of the Royal Family in claret, and a volley. We drank the Governor's health and fired another volley.
Page 145 - ... range, the charge was gallantly made, and the battery, consisting of six guns, fell into our hands. Three times was this battery lost and won in the desperate and determined efforts to capture and recover it.

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