A History of Muhlenberg County

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J. P. Morton, 1913 - Doyle Collection - 496 pages

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This is a great book, a well written county history that is more than names and biographies. However, it is misfiled by Google, as it is about Muhlenberg County, KENTUCKY. It is near McLean and Daviess Counties, south of the Ohio River.

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Page 209 - Tis religion that can give Sweetest pleasures while we live : Tis religion must supply Solid comfort when we die.
Page 4 - there was a time for all things ; a time to preach, and a time to pray, but those times had passed away...
Page 6 - He spoke of wrongs too long endured, Of sacred rights to be secured ; Then from his patriot tongue of flame The startling words for freedom came. The stirring sentences he spake, Compelled the heart to glow or quake, And, rising on his theme's broad wing, And grasping in his nervous hand The imaginary...
Page 43 - Walton his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of one thousand pounds conditioned as the Law directs.
Page 51 - EF personally came before me, one of the justices of the peace for said county...
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Page 117 - Here and there the perches gave way under the weight, with a crash,' and falling to the ground, destroyed hundreds of the birds beneath, forcing down the dense groups with which every stick was loaded.
Page 117 - Russelsville, distant more than a hundred miles, had driven upwards of three hundred hogs to be fattened on the pigeons which were to be slaughtered. Here and there the people employed in plucking and salting what had already been procured, were seen sitting in the midst of large piles of these birds.
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