History of Leitersburg District, Washington County, MD: Including Its Original Land Tenure; First Settlement; Material, Development; Religious, Educational, Political, and General History; Biographical Sketches, Etc (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from History of Leitersburg District, Washington County, MD: Including Its Original Land Tenure; First Settlement; Material, Development; Religious, Educational, Political, and General History; Biographical Sketches, Etc

The plan of this work includes the original land tenure of the District, its first settlement, and material develop ment; the origin and growth of its churches, schools, and other institutions, and of the village of Leitersburg; and a series of biographical sketches, combining much Of the per sonal with the public history. The data have been Obtained almost entirely by original research, and not without diffi culty. Although more than a hundred and sixty years have passed since the settlement of the District, its history has been altogether neglected. The pioneers who first invaded its territory, removed the primeval forest, and initiated its development rest in unknown or forgotten graves, and even tradition is silent regarding the names of many of them. Early religious and educational effort in the community they founded is traced with difficulty, and much that would be most interesting regarding its general history is forever lost. It has been the author's earnest endeavor to recover all that was accessible, and neither time, labor, nor money has been spared in the effort to produce a comprehensive and accurate District history, valuable and interesting to the present generation and increasingly so in future years.

For courtesies rendered in the preparation of this work appropriate acknowledgments are due and gladly tendered to the publishers of the Hagerstown Mail and Herald, to public Officials in the county Offices at Hagerstown, Fred erick, and Upper Marlboro and the State land office at Annapolis, to the Maryland Historical Society, to the pas tom of churches, to those enterprising citizens who have given their support to the work, and in general to every one who has in any way contributed to its success.

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