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The Kentucky Mountains, Transportation and Commerce, 1750 to 1911: A Study ...
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Page 54 - Any county, township, school district or other municipality incurring any indebtedness shall, at or before the time of so doing, provide for the collection of an annual tax sufficient to pay the interest and also the principal thereof within thirty years.
Page 31 - These were not the contrivance of boys or of to-day, but were made and strung, and the arrows hefted in the ancient manner. The men, some of them old, were admirably skilled in their use; they assured me that, like their fathers before them, they had ever used the bow and arrow for small game, reserving the costly ammunition of the rifle for deer and bear.
Page 196 - O dinna ye mind, young man," said she, "When ye was in the tavern a drinking, That ye made the healths gae round and round, And slighted Barbara Allan?" He turnd his face unto the wall, And death was with him dealing: "Adieu, adieu, my dear friends all, And be kind to Barbara Allan.
Page 196 - Her name was Barbara Allen. All in the merry month of May, When green buds they were swellin', Young Jemmy Grove on his death-bed lay, For love of Barbara Allen.
Page 109 - I wish to inform you that I have sum intention of undertaking this New Rode that is to be cut through the Wilderness and I think my Self...
Page 144 - Resolved, That our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives requested, to introduce and vote for a bill to repeal an Act entitled ' an Act respecting fugitives from justice and persons escaping from the service of their masters...
Page 57 - ... particles : To thefe the cattle repair and reduce high hills rather to valleys than plains. The amazing herds of Buffaloes which refort thither, by their fize and number, fill the traveller with .amazement and terror...
Page 64 - This River is an important Pass, and the French have secured it as such; the Northern Indians cross the Lake here from Island to Island, land at Sanduski, and go by a direct Path to the Lower Shawane Town, and thence to the Gap of Ouasioto, in their Way to the Cuttawas Country.
Page 196 - You must come to my master deare, Giff your name be Barbara Allen. For death is printed on his face, And ore his hart is stealin : Then haste away to comfort him, O lovely e Barbara Allen.
Page 109 - I think my Self intitled to the ofer of the Bisness as I first Marked out that Rode in March 1775 and Never rec'd anything for my trubel and Sepose I am no Statesman I am a Woodsman and think My Self as Capable of Marking and Cutting that Rode, as any other man...