Collections of the Virginia Historical Society: Constitution of the Virginia historical and philosophical society ... February, 1833. President Cushing's address. Stuart, [J] Memoir of Indian wars. Record of Grace Sherwood's trial for witchcraft, in 1705. A list of donations to the ... society. A list of the officers and members of the society. 1833

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Page 66 - I ran it through, even from my boyish days To the very moment that he bade me tell it; Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances, Of moving accidents by flood and field, Of hair-breadth 'scapes i...
Page 5 - Society shall be to discover, procure, and preserve whatever may relate to the natural, civil, literary, and ecclesiastical history of the United States in general, and of this State in particular.
Page 59 - So fell the great Corn-stalk warrior, — whose name was bestowed upon him by the consent of the nation, as their great strength and support.
Page 52 - Lewis," says Stuart, in his Historical Memoir, " was upwards of six feet high, of uncommon strength and agility, and his form of the most exact symmetry. He had a stern and invincible countenance, and was of a reserved and distant deportment, which rendered his presence more awful than engaging.
Page 6 - ... the members of the Society. ARTICLE XII. The Governor, the Members of the Council, the Judges of the Court of Appeals and of the General Court, and the members of both branches of the Legislature shall have the privilege of attending the meetings of the Society, and of examining its library and cabinet. • ARTICLE XIII. The anniversary meeting of this Society shall be held on the first Monday of January in 'each year, at which time the officers of the ensuing year shall be elected, and an...
Page 51 - By their laziness, uncleanliness, or radical defects of constitution, they were incapable of going through the service of a campaign, and would melt away with sickness before they would face an enemy, so that a very slight force would be more than sufficient for their complete reduction...
Page 36 - Virginia, previous to the year 1768 and since, with preference according to the time of improvements ; which certificates gave the holder a right to four hundred acres for his settlement claim, and the pre-emption of one thousand more, if so much were found clear of prior claims, and the holder chose to accept it. The following year, 1778, Greenbrier was separated from Botetourt county, and the county took its name from the river, which was so named by old Colonel John Lewis, father to the late General,...
Page 55 - Captain Arbuckle was our guide, who was equally esteemed as a soldier and a fine woodsman. When we came to the prairie, on Killicanic creek, we saw the smoke of a small Indian town, which was deserted and set on fire upon our approach. Here we met an express from the Governor's camp, who had arrived near the nation and proposed peace to the Indians. Some of the chiefs, with the Grenadier Squaw, on the return of the Indians after their defeat, had repaired to the Governor's army to solicit terms of...
Page 36 - Lewis had completed for the grantees, under the order of council, upwards of fifty thousand acres ; — and the war then commencing between England and France, nothing further was done in the business until the year 1761, when his majesty issued his proclamation commanding all his subjects within the bounds of the colony of Virginia, who were living, or who had made settlements on the western waters, to remove from them...

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