A gazetteer of Georgia: containing a particular description of the state, its resources, counties, towns, villages, and whatever is usual in statistical works

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S. Boykin, 1860 - Georgia - 209 pages

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Page 12 - Englishman they ever saw; and about half a mile from Savannah is a high mount of earth, under which lies their chief king : and the Indians informed Mr. Oglethorpe that their king desired before he died, that he might be buried on the spot where he talked with that great, good man.
Page 11 - It is bounded on the north by Tennessee and North Carolina, on the east by South Carolina...
Page 68 - Honor and shame from no condition rise ; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.
Page 62 - The great simplicity, as well as solemnity of the whole, almost made me forget the seventeen hundred years between, and imagine myself in one of those assemblies where form and state were not; but Paul the tent-maker, or Peter the fisherman presided; yet with the demonstration of the spirit and of power.
Page 185 - built of logs from six to ten inches in diameter, and from ten to twelve feet in " length. The walls are from three to six feet in height, forming a continuous
Page 84 - I have got my furlough. That sword was presented to me by governor Rutledge, for my services in the defence of fort Moultrie — give it to my father, and tell him I have worn it with honor.
Page 157 - Look at our circumstances : Thirty years have not passed away since civilization crossed the Oconee westward. Our fathers and brothers have been compelled, while they have felled the trees and cleared our lands, to stand sentinel, the one for the other : they have labored, like the Jews in building the second Temple ; with the hoe in one hand and the rifle in the other. Literary leisure has not been afforded them.
Page 46 - Within the last 20 years, the Cherokees have rapidly advanced towards civilization. They now live in comfortable houses, chiefly in villages, and cultivate large farms. They raise large herds of cattle, which they sell for beef to the inhabitants of neighboring states.
Page 116 - History.—In the fall of 1776, there were not more than 40 to 50 houses—most of these log. The river was then crossed by a ferry-boat, owned by Mr. Hicks, just where the bridge now crosses. Families remembered to be there residing were, Messrs. Bug, Glascock, Walton, McLean, &c. Harrisburg was then a plantation, but houses were raised there about 1794. Soon after the termination of the Revolution, people flocked here in scores: Ennis, Jack, J. Wilson, Connell, Bush, Fox, &.c., were merchants ;...
Page 14 - Lincoln, etc.; and by another treaty at the same place, in 1783, the land was acquired up to the mouth of the Kiowe, and the line followed nearly the present line between Elbert and Franklin, leaving Danielsville a little south; thence on west to the source of the Appalachee; and down this stream, the Oconee, and Altamaha, to an old line. The south part of this territory was, in the next year, named Washington county, and the north part Franklin. The treaty of Golphinton was held in 1785.

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