Guide to Lexington, Kentucky: With Notices Historical and Descriptive of Places and Objects of Interest, and a Summary of the Advantages and Resources of the City and Vicinity

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Transylvania Printing and Publishing Company, 1883 - Lexington (Ky.) - 86 pages
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Page 31 - Divine Arbiter for the truth of the declaration that I have been influenced by no impure purpose, no personal motive — have sought no personal aggrandizement, but that in all my public acts, I have had a sole and single eye, and a warm devoted heart, directed and dedicated to what in my best judgment, I believe to be the true interests of my country.
Page 31 - I can with unshaken confidence appeal to that divine arbiter for the truth of the declaration, that I have been influenced by no impure purpose, no personal motive ; have sought no personal aggrandizement; but that, in all my public acts, I have had a...
Page 62 - Nothing except a good race horse wanted. Agents for the sale of books, patent medicines, sewing machines, wheat fans, corn planters and especially lightning rods, not admitted. Visitors who will come to my house are always welcome.
Page 23 - I am in one respect better off than Moses. He died in sight of, without reaching, the promised land. I occupy as good a farm as any that he would have found, if he had reached it ; and it has been acquired, not by hereditary descent, but by my own labor.
Page 21 - ... all the time; and altogether she was a busy town, furnishing an immense area of the Western country, including Cincinnati, with supplies of every kind. Such was the settlement, crowded with strangers, where on Monday the 4th of June, 1792, commenced the first session of the Kentucky Legislature, and the organization of the State government. On that day Governor Shelby arrived from Danville, where all the conventions had been held, and as he came on horseback down the hill which overlooked the...
Page 38 - ... As a Massachusetts man I have been on the defensive ever since at the White House. I have therefore brought the President on at this time, — at my own expense, — and of course the rest of the cabinet insisted on coming, too, — attracted by the free ride and the free lunch, — to prove that if there is a spot on the face of the earth where hearts are warm, where hospitality is unbounded, and where the head of the nation and his departmental staff are welcome, it is in this hub of the universe,...
Page 34 - ... judge of their fusibility, on which property depends their disposition to form clinker. It will be perceived, from the proximate chemical analysis, that many of these coals, of the eastern coal field, are of superior quality — equal or superior to the best Pittsburg. The best of the Big Sandy coals contain several per cent. less ashes, and more fixed carbon, than the Youghiogheny coal. The screenings from those coals which are richest in fixed carbon, and at the same time freest from sulphur,...
Page 5 - ten newspapers, three of which are daily . . . and twenty-three educational institutions, including one university, a new State College, a Commercial College, three large female seminaries, and flourishing public and private schools...

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