Albemarle County in Virginia: Giving Some Account of what it was by Nature, of what it was Made by Man, and of Some of the Men who Made it

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Michie Company, printers, 1901 - Albemarle County (Va.) - 412 pages

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Page 32 - Let us apply this : the officers, after considerable hardships, have all procured quarters, comfortable and satisfactory to them. In order to do this, they were obliged, in many instances, to hire houses for a year certain, and at such exorbitant rents, as were sufficient to tempt independent owners to go out of them and shift as they could.
Page 305 - Jackson, of Clarksburg, Virginia, was a prominent figure in Virginia politics for many years. He was several times a member of the Virginia Legislature; was eight times elected a member of Congress; was appointed Judge of the United States Court for the Western District of Virginia, in 1819. Died, 1825.
Page 31 - There could not have been a more unlucky concurrence of circumstances than when these troops first came. The barracks were unfinished for want of laborers, the spell of weather the worst ever known within the memory of man, no stores of bread laid in, the roads, by the weather and number of wagons, soon rendered impassable : not only the troops themselves were greatly disappointed, but the people in the neighborhood were alarmed at the consequences which a total failure of provisions might produce.
Page 51 - Will it not be possible for you to bring General Clark forward ? I know the greatness of his mind, and am the more mortified at the cause which obscures it. Had not this unhappily taken place, there was nothing he might not have hoped : could it be surmounted, his lost ground might yet be recovered. No man alive rated him higher than I did, and would again, were he to become again what I knew him.
Page 35 - The house where General Phillips resides is called Blenheim. It was erected shortly after that memorable battle by a Mr. Carter, Secretary of the Colony, and was his favorite seat of residence. It stands on a lofty eminence, commanding a very extensive prospect. Colonel Carter, its present proprietor, possesses a most affluent fortune, and has a variety of seats surpassing Blenheim, which he suffers to go to ruin.
Page 33 - Riedezel, alone, laid out upwards of two hundred pounds in garden seeds, for the German troops only. Judge what an extent of ground these seeds would cover. There is little doubt that their own gardens will furnish them a great abundance of vegetables through the year. Their poultry, pigeons and other preparations of that kind, present to the mind the idea of a company of farmers, rather than a camp of soldiers.
Page 39 - Smyth, likely to be a tumbledown dwelling built "almost all of wood, covered with the same; the roof with shingles, the sides and ends with thin boards, and not always lathed and plastered within; only those of the better sort are finished in that manner, and painted on the outside.
Page 7 - Council and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same; That from and immediately after the first day of...
Page 34 - ... this famous place we had heard so much of, consisted only of a court-house, one tavern, and about a dozen houses...
Page 42 - ... members of the community, and very few deficient in intellectual faculties. The third class, which, in general, composes the greatest part of mankind, are fewer in Virginia, in proportion to the inhabitants, than perhaps in any other country in the world; yet even those who are rude, illiberal, and noisy, with a turbulent disposition, are generous, kind, and hospitable.

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