Miscellanies of Georgia; Historical, Biographical, Descriptive

Miscellanies of Georgia; Historical, Biographical, Descriptive

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...new to me, that Iso much dreaded to ford in the spring of 1S27, was also through these same towns and along the trading route that led from them to the river at Grayson's Landing, and from thence onward by the way of the Stone Mountain to the Savannah river, keeping all the while within the Indian Territory, (for Georgia and the Creeks were then at war) that Col. Willet soon after escorted the great ambassadorial cavalcade of Creek Chiefs to New York, headed by McGillivray himself, the Sovereign Chief. As I paused for a while on the beautiful overlooking bill that sloped down to the river bank, gazing around and breathing freer, I little thought on what historic ground I was standing, or that the Eastwardly road, the sight of which was still making my heart leap, was only a very modern widening of still another King's Trail--a fact I learned subsequently. It had been wrought into a wagon road during the previous winter by the hauling of corn and provisions from the not very remote old settlements to be floated down the Chattahoochee from this point for the supply of the new settlers on both sides of the river. My faithful steed felt not less than myself the inspiring change from the petty trail he had been threading all the day through the woods to the bright open track that now solicited him, and he sprang forward with rapid, elastic steps that brought me a little after nightfall to my destination, rude but hospitable Bullboro, some two or three miles North of the beaten road along which I had been pushing hard during the afternoon. My business was quickly despatched the next morning, and again in the saddle, two more days of lonely, meditative travel found me at my new home at Forsyth and at the end of my tour, but not at the end...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236754786
  • 9781236754783