History of Roanoke County

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Stone, 1912 - Roanoke (Va.) - 255 pages

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Page 6 - ... happen in a short time; Be it therefore enacted, by the authority aforesaid, that the inhabitants of that part of the said county of Botetourt, which lies on the said waters, shall be exempted from the payment of any levies to be laid by the said county court for the purpose of building a court house and prison for the said county.
Page 153 - Western Railroad Company, sold by foreclosure of a deed of trust or mortgage thereon, to become a corporation, to adopt a name therefor and to possess and exercise general and other powers.
Page 6 - Creek, thence a direct line to the Catawba road, where it crosses the dividing ridge, between the north fork of Roanoke and the waters of New River, thence with the top of the ridge to the bent where it turns eastwardly, thence a south course, crossing Little River, to the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains...
Page 188 - As a boy he was reared on his father's farm and received his education in the schools of his native county.
Page 53 - He was a delegate to the National Democratic Convention which nominated Grover Cleveland for a second term for the presidency in 1888.
Page 213 - Troy he is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and of the Troy Club.
Page 103 - When completed this will be one of the finest structures of the kind in the South.
Page 13 - The furniture for the table, for several years after the settlement of this country, consisted of a few pewter dishes, plates and spoons ; but mostly of wooden bowls, trenchers and noggins. If these last were scarce, gourds and hard-shelled squashes made up the deficiency. The iron pots, knives and forks, were brought from the east side of the mountains along with the salt and iron, on pack-horses.
Page 18 - At the commencement of the revolutionary war Washington considered him the foremost military man in America, and the one most worthy of the post of commander-in-chief of the American army.
Page 6 - Council, and Burgesses of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That from and after the first day of December...

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