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afterwards Alexander appointed April Asheville Asheville's Beaucatcher Beaverdam became Biltmore born bridge building built Buncombe County Buncombe Turnpike Burke and Rutherford Burke County called Captain Catawba Catawba River Cherokees commissioners Confederate County Court County of Buncombe court house crossed David Vance died east eastern elected erected expedition French Broad River George Swain Georgia Glenn's Creek Governor Griffith Rutherford Gudger Haywood hill horses Hotel James Patton January John Burton John Patton July known land late later legislature March miles mill Morristown mouth Newton Academy North Caro North Main northern October passed pounds Presbyterian present Public Square railroad record book Reems Creek removed residence ridge road Rutherford counties Samuel Chunn settled settlement settlers South Main Street southern stream Swannanoa River Tennessee thence Thomas Foster town of Asheville Tryon Valley Virginia Warm Springs Western North Carolina western side William Davidson Woodfin Zebulon Zebulon Baird
Page 33 - TO CONCUR WITH THE DELEGATES OF THE OTHER COLONIES IN DECLARING INDEPENDENCY, AND FORMING FOREIGN ALLIANCES, reserving to this Colony the sole and exclusive right of forming a Constitution and laws for this Colony...
Page 76 - Lord Granville had great parts, and a most uncommon share of learning for a man of quality. He was one of the best speakers in the house of lords, both in the declamatory and the argumentative way.
Page 57 - Slaves. 1 allowed that it was our Duty to Guard Them to prison, or some place of safe Custody till we got the approbation of the Congress Whether they should be sold Slaves or not, and the Greater part Swore Bloodily that if they were not sold for Slaves upon the spot, they would Kill & Scalp them Immediately.
Page 34 - Are there any who doubt man's capacity for self-government, let them study the history of North Carolina ; its inhabitants were restless and turbulent in their imperfect submission to a government imposed on them from abroad ; the administration of the colony was firm, humane, and tranquil when they were left to ' ' take care of themselves. Any government but one of their own institution was oppressive.
Page 75 - Oxford* ; from whence, with a singularity scarce to be justified, he carried away more Greek, Latin, and philosophy, than properly became a person of his rank...
Page 113 - Sabbath, 20 (29). At Buncombe I spoke on Luke xiv, 10. It was a season of attention and feeling. We dined with Mr. Erwine and lodged with James Patton; how rich, how plain, how humble, and how kind! There was a sudden change in the weather on Monday; we went as far as D. Jay's. Tuesday, we moved in haste to Mud Creek, Green River Cove, on the other side of Saluda.
Page 126 - Tennesse, and participated in 1799, as such, in locating and marking the line between the State of North Carolina and the State of Tennessee, he turned his attention to the study of law.
Page 48 - The water of Ushery-lake seemed to my taste a little brackish ; which I rather impute to some mineral-waters which flow into it, than to any saltness it can take from the sea, which we may reasonably suppose is a great way from it. Many pleasant rivulets fall into it, and it is stored with great plenty of excellent fish. I judged it to be about ten leagues broad : for were not the other shore very high, it could not be discerned from Ushery. How far this lake tends westerly, or where it ends, I could...