THE HISTORY OF VIRGINIA, FROM ITS Earliest Settlement in the Present Time

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Page 288 - There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature. This called on me for revenge. I have sought it : I have killed many : I have fully glutted my vengeance. For my country I rejoice at the beams of peace. But do not harbor a thought that mine is the joy of fear.
Page 241 - We next got it launched, then went on board of it and set off; but, before we were half way over, we were jammed in the ice in such a manner that we expected every moment our raft to sink, and ourselves to perish. I put out my setting-pole to try to stop the raft...
Page 190 - Mr. Drummond! You are very welcome. I am more glad to see you than any man in Virginia. Mr. Drummond, you shall be hanged in half an hour...
Page 254 - The supplicating tears of the women and moving petitions of the men melt me into such deadly sorrow, that I solemnly declare, if I know my own mind, I could offer myself a willing sacrifice to the butchering enemy, provided that would contribute to the people's ease.
Page 26 - ... yet at that time recovered. And giving forth signs of joy, the general, sitting abaft with a book in his hand, cried out unto us in the Hind as often as we did approach within hearing, ' Courage, brothers ! Remember we are as near to heaven by sea as by land.
Page 288 - I appeal to any white man to say, if ever he entered Logan's cabin hungry, and he gave him not meat; if ever he came cold and naked, and he clothed him not. During the course of the last long and bloody war, Logan remained idle in his cabin, an advocate for peace. Such was my love for the Whites, that my countrymen pointed as they passed, and said, ' Logan is the friend of white men.
Page 239 - Many times," says Major Washington in his journal, " all hands were obliged to get out, and remain in the water half an hour or more in getting over the shoals. At one place the ice had lodged, and made it impassable by water ; and we were obliged to carry our canoe across a neck of land a quarter of a mile over.
Page 190 - Why did you engage in Bacon's designs ? " Before the prisoner could frame an answer, his wife, a young woman, stepped forward. " My provocations," such were her words, " made my husband join in the cause for which Bacon contended ; but for me, he had never done what he has done. Since what is done," she added, falling on her knees, " was done by my means, I am most guilty ; let me bear the punishment ; let me be hanged, but let my husband be pardoned.
Page 288 - I had even thought to have lived with you, but for the injuries of one man.
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