Short History of Asylum, Pennsylvania Founded in 1793 by the French Exiles in America

Short History of Asylum, Pennsylvania Founded in 1793 by the French Exiles in America

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... formerly resided, and soon after removed to Angelica, N. Y., where some of her descendants still reside, (1916). Here they were joined by Victor Dupont de Nemours, an exile, who subsequently removed to Delaware, where he and his brother established the largest gun powder manufactory in the United States, which is still conducted on an immense scale by their descendants. Madame d'Autremont died at Angelica, August 29th, 1809, aged 64 years. Alexander Hubert, who married the daughter of Major Oliver Dodge, died at Angelica, August 4th, 1857. They had ten children, all of whom are dead. The other son, Augustine Francois Cecile, who married Sarah Ann Stewart, also had ten children. She died in Angelica in 1840, and he in 1860. The wife of Alexander Hubert died in 1866, (January 12th.) M. Charles Bue Boulogne, who had been the very active agent of the colony at Asylum, was drowned in attempting to ford Loyal Sock creek at Hillsgrove, July 20th, 1796, and was the first person buried there, as stated on another page. ' In May, 1795, the Duke de Rochefoucauld de Lian court, a French nobleman, visited the colony and gave a very full account of it in his "Journey of Travels in North America." At the time of his visit, he says: "Asylum consisted of about thirty houses inhabited by families from San Domingo, and from France, by French artisans, and even by Americans. Some inns (taverns) and two shops (stores) have been established. Several town shares have been put in very good condition, and the fields and gardens begin to be productive. A considerable quantity of ground has been cleared on the Loyal Sock creek. The owner can either settle there himself or intrust it to a farmer. The sentiment of the colonists is good. Each...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236860608
  • 9781236860606