Old Days in Nashville, Tenn; Reminiscences

Old Days in Nashville, Tenn; Reminiscences

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...His eldest daughter married Mr. McCampbell, a nephew of P. Clark, and now lives on a farm on the Lebanon road. His next daughter married Mr. Cocke, and the youngest married Mr. Stretch. They were all intelligent, good men, and made good citizens, and their wives were good women. There was a very amusing and eccentric old man named Tom Pearce. He was a beggar. He used to play a fiddle, and about dinner-time he would go to the different houses playing the fiddle, and ask if you had any chairs to bottom, and beg his dinner. He said he slept in the markethouse in the summer. Just across the river Dr. Shelby had a sawmill, and Tom Pearce said he slept here in the winter with the hogs to keep warm. In the olden times all the gentlemen wore ruffled shirts. Mrs. Woods lived on High Street, in the house Mrs. Fogg now owns, and Mrs. Shawl lived just opposite Gen. Thruston's. They could make a shirt and ruflie it in one day. In those days nearly every lady made her own and her children's clothes and her husband's shirts. Mrs. Shawl was one of the most benevolent women in Nashville, and was always interested in the poor. Her husband was very wealthy. They moved to New Orleans, and when she was quite an old lady she came back here on a visit. I was keeping house in my little cottage, and Mrs. Clark brought her out to see me. She said to me: "O Miss Jane, I came out to congratulate you, and to tell you I was so glad to find one woman in Nashville who had independence and sense enough to take care of herself without the help of a man." A woman once came to Nashville who had no arms, and was no larger than a three-year--old child. She wrote and cut out profiles with her toes. She was intelligent, and could read very well....show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 1.52mm | 77.11g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760115
  • 9781236760111