Historical Raleigh from Its Foundation in 1792; Descriptive, Biographical, Educational, Industrial, Religious Reminiscences Reviewed and Carefully Compiled

Historical Raleigh from Its Foundation in 1792; Descriptive, Biographical, Educational, Industrial, Religious Reminiscences Reviewed and Carefully Compiled

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...teacher, in most cases a law unto himself and a neighborhood oracle, knew little of the methods of his brethren in other places, and never regarded himself as an element of a general system; and his progress was only in the mechanical art of writing. The method of teaching was extremely primitive--to look on the book and make a decent droning noise of any kind, not out of the common key, would insure immunity from the all-potent rod. There were no lectures, few explanations, no oral instruction--to get through the book was the great end, and to whip well the paramount means." A DISTINGUISHED GUEST. No event that had ever occurred in the history of Kaleigh was hailed with so much joy, or aroused more enthusiasm, than the visit, in April, 1844, of Henry Clay, the Whig candidate for President. Thousands of people came from various parts of the State to do honor to the statesman. The hotels were all full, as were the boarding-houses, and more than a thousand persons camped out, in the suburbs of the city, having journeyed their way to Raleigh in wagons--a great number of them many miles--in full expectation of caring for themselves while here in this manner. Four or five acres were closely studded with vehicles of every description, with baggage wag ons and tents of every form and variety. Mr. Clay arrived on the 12th of April, at 7 o'clock in the evening, under escort of a committee who had gone to meet him, accompanied by Capt. Stith's Cavalry, Capt. Lucas' infantry, and the Committee of Reception. On his arrival here, Hon. Geo. E. Badger delivered an address of welcome, after which Mr. Clay was escorted to the Governor's "Palace," where he was introduced to the Chief Executive. Later, he was escorted to the residence of Mr. Badger, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236606248
  • 9781236606242