History of Kanawha County: From Its Organization in 1789 Until the Present Time : Embracing Accounts of Early Settlements, and Thrilling Adventures with the Indians Derived from History and Aged Citizens ; Also, Biographical Sketches of a Large Number of the Early Settlers of the Great Kanawha Valley

Printed at the office of the West Virginia Journal, 1876 - 338 sivua

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Sivu 156 - But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
Sivu 176 - Chill Penury repressed their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the soul. Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark, unfathomed caves of ocean bear: Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.
Sivu 166 - DEARLY beloved, we are gathered together here in the sight of God, and in the face of this company, to join together this Man and this Woman in holy Matrimony...
Sivu 107 - Divisions, or partitions of logs separated the cabins from each other. The walls on the outside were ten or twelve feet high, the slope of the roof being turned wholly inward.
Sivu 230 - ... hole, was cautiously pressed down to its place, and found to answer the purpose perfectly ; the brine flowed up freely through the tube into the gum, which, was now provided with a water tight floor or bottom, to hold it ; and from which it was raised by the simple swape and bucket. Thus was bored and tubed, rigged and worked, the first rock-bored salt well west of the Alleghanies, if not in the United States.
Sivu 228 - This tube, sharpened, and shod with iron at the bottom, was driven down, pile-driver fashion, through the sand to the solid rock. Through this tube they then let down a glass vial with a string to catch the salt water for testing. They were again doomed to disappointment; the water, though slightly brackish, was less salt than that at the river. They now decided to return to the gum at the river, and, if possible, put it down to the bed rock. This they finally sue' ceeded in doing, finding the rock...
Sivu 107 - In some forts instead of blockhouses, the angles of the fort were furnished with bastions. A large folding gate, made of thick slabs, nearest the spring closed the fort. The stockades, bastions, cabins, and blockhouse walls were furnished with port holes at proper heights and distances. The whole of the outside was made completely bullet proof. It may be truly said that necessity is the mother of invention...
Sivu 88 - Leave me but a banner to plant upon the mountains of Augusta, and I will rally around me the men who will lift our bleeding country from the dust, and set her free.
Sivu 230 - ... eighteen months or more to prepare, bore and complete this well for use, but, rather, that it was accomplished at all under the circumstances. In these times, when such a work can be accomplished in as many days as it then required months, it is difficult to appreciate the difficulties, doubts, delays and general troubles that beset them then. Without preliminary study...
Sivu 225 - ... friends, related that the party stopped several days at a salt spring on the Kanawha river, rested from their weary march, killed plenty of game and feasted themselves on the fat of the land ; in the meantime, boiling salt water and making a supply of salt, which was carefully packed and taken home with them to their western homes.

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