Sketches and Recollections of Lynchburg

Sketches and Recollections of Lynchburg

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...late John E. Norvelle directing and assisting with his taste in all the arrangements, and, during the nights of the exhibition, bringing a large band of amateur-musicians to enliven the scene. How many bright recollections are associated with this Fair l How many who there presided, have long since been called away; how many around whom clustered the tenderest hopes, have lived to see those hopes blasted, and to mourn the loved ones who stood by their side in all the pride and buoyancy of youth. James W. Pegram had but recently been married to the lovely Miss Vir-" ginia Johnston. She presided at one of the tables, and near her stood the manly form of her young husband. Of all who then gazed on these two, so happy in mutual love, and blest in the possession of all the world can give, not one could have foreshadowed the mournful termination which fifteen years would bring to their happiness. The last night of the Fair was finished with an auction--George Whitelocke, Esq., acting the part of an auctioneer, and dispensing his witty comments and remarks to thegreat amusement of the bystanders. The amount more than equalled the greatest expectations, and the proceeds were immediately applied to liquidating the debts of the Church. By slow degrees, the Episcopal denomination increased; and, during the summer of 1828, ageneral revival taking place in the Churches of Lynchburg, considerable numbers were at this time added to the Church, continuing its most valued and devoted members. Amongst these was Mrs. Saluda Norvelle, wife of Edmund Norvelle, Esq. Her bright example was felt throughout a large circle of friends and relatives, who remember her with tender affection, mingled with deep regret at her untimely death in 1835. " Mr. and...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236957180
  • 9781236957184