Historical Sketches of Virginia Hot Springs, Warm Sulphur Springs and Bath County, Virginia, Volume 400

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Salem Print. and Publishing Company, 1908 - Bath County (Va.) - 51 pages
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Page 6 - Warriors, that frequently take what they want from them, much to their prejudice. July 9th. We went to the hot Springs and found Six Invalids there. The Spring Water is very Clear & warmer than new Milk, and there is a spring of cold Water within 20 feet of the Warm one.
Page 6 - Having Shaved, Shifted, & made new Shoes we left our useless Raggs at ye Camp & got to Walker Johnston's about Noon. We moved over to Robert Armstrong's in the Afternoon & staid there all Night. The People here are very hospitable and would be better able to support Travellers was it not for the great number of Indian Warners, that frequently take what they want from them, much to Their prejudice.
Page 41 - Indians with a Bible in one hand and a rifle in the other and conducting Methodist service in camp.
Page 7 - Du Quesne, under General Forbes, in 1758, came here to locate his military lands. He was attracted by this fine bottom, and "took up" 1,030 acres lying along the Kanawha, from Elk River up to Wilson's Branch. Later, Colonel Bullitt sold this tract to his brother, Cuthbert Bullitt, a distinguished Judge, and President of the Court of Appeals of Virginia. His son, Cuthbert Bullitt, Jr., was a judge in Maryland ; and another son, Alexander Scott Bullitt, was member of the Legislature, President of the...
Page 25 - This, together with the frequent account of fresh murders being daily committed upon the frontiers, struck terror to every heart. A cold shuddering possessed every breast, and paleness covered almost every face. In short, the whole inhabitants were put into an universal confusion. Scarcely any man durst sleep in his own house — but all met in companies with their wives and children, and set about building little fortifications, to defend themselves from such barbarians and inhuman enemies, whom...
Page 15 - In less than forty months from the present time it may be predicted a railroad will sweep by within a short distance of the Warm Springs Mountain, and the inhabitants of Union will find it but three days' travel to New York, which less than twenty years' since was the journey of a month.
Page 21 - Alleghanies, from the vales that lay at their feet on the west. He was going to carry the voice and vote of a powerful nation to the council-fire that was kindling on the banks of the great water, and he felt shame at the recurrence of the idea that the place of the young Appalachian Leopard could be vacant. But the night winds beat coldly around him, and the way was dark. There had been rains, and the earth was damp and swampy; and no grass, or fern, or heather, was at hand with which to make a...
Page 22 - By this translucent reflection, he could perceive that the water was clear, and its depth he could discern by the pebbles that glistened in the starlight from the bottom. He saw, too, that the water was continually flowing off, and supplying a stream that ran rippling away among the roots of the oaks that surrounded the spot; and as he stooped to taste the liquid element, he found it warm, as if inviting him to relax his chilled limbs by bathing in its tepid bosom. "He laid aside his bow and quiver,...
Page 22 - ... hopes that he could accomplish his ardent desire. Weary, dispirited, and ready to despair, he came suddenly upon an open space among the low underwood that covered the valley where he was wandering, and upon looking narrowly he observed that it was filled with water. He could see the clear reflection of the bright evening star that was just declining to her rest, and that was peeping into the fountain, 'Like a bride full of blushes, just lingering to take A last look in her mirror, at night,...
Page 21 - East, that opened into the beautiful bay whose branches touch the strands of some of the mightiest marts of a nation that was not then in existence. He had never trodden that path before, and nothing but the pride of youth, which would not brook that his brethren of other tribes should triumph over him as their inferior in adventure, had sustained his manly heart so far; for he had come, since the rising sun first touched, that day, the mighty peaks of the Alleghanies, from the vales that lay at...

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