Winchester, Virginia, and Its Beginnings, 1743-1814

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Shenandoah Publishing house, 1926 - Winchester (Va.) - 441 pages
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From its founding by Colonel James Wood to the close of the life of his son, Brigadier-Gen. & Gov. James Wood, w/publication for the 1st time of valuable manuscripts, relics of their long tenure of public offices. V.g.

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Page 144 - Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks: methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full mid-day beam...
Page 144 - Whither, midst falling dew, While glow the heavens with the last steps of day, Far, through their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way? Vainly the fowler's eye Might mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong, As, darkly painted on the crimson sky, Thy figure floats along.
Page 149 - That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved. That it is expedient forthwith to take the most effectual measures for forming foreign Alliances. That a plan of confederation be prepared and transmitted to the respective Colonies for their consideration and approbation.
Page 19 - I thank God there are no free schools, nor printing, and I hope we shall not have these hundred years ; for learning has brought disobedience and heresy and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us from both...
Page 349 - ... and you are to observe and follow such orders and directions, from time to time, as you shall receive from this or a future Congress...
Page 145 - Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the VIII sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
Page 114 - One who never turned his back but marched breast forward. Never doubted clouds would break. Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph. Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better. Sleep to wake.
Page 344 - Wood (in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale to him thereof made by the said Mary Wood for one whole year by indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date of these presents and by force of the statute for transferring uses into possession) and his heirs and assigns forever...
Page 101 - Sit down, Mr. Washington," said the Speaker, with a smile, " your modesty equals your valor, and that surpasses the power of any language I possess.
Page 344 - Together with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof...

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