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thing would be set aside, and the merriest dances indulged in, lasting till the wee small hours. These. indefatigable people were as bright and ready for the fun at five o'clock in the morning as if they had neither worked nor danced a step. They would go to their homes and take up their duties the following day regardless of the fact that they had hardly slept an hour of the previous twenty-four. Toward the evening of the second day, however, they began to lag, and followed with avidity Franklin's maxim, Early to bed, etc. The harvesting was done in much the same way: neighbors going from farm to farm, joining forces and despatching the work with great rapidity, the lads having many a frolic with the lassies in the light of the witching harvest-moon. In case of intermarriage between members of the more wealthy families a series of parties and banquets would be organized, and for a whole week following the wedding the neighbors would go from house to house, on horseback and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morgan, Thomas J. 1839- (search)
Morgan, Thomas J. 1839- Clergyman; born in Franklin, Ind., Aug. 17, 1839; educated at Franklin College; served in the National army in 1862-65, receiving the brevet of brigadier-general; graduated at the Rochester Theological Seminary in 1868. Later he was Professor of Homiletics and Church History for seven years at the Baptist Theological Seminary in Chicago: United States commissioner of Indian affairs in 1889-93; then became corresponding secretary of the American Baptist Home Mission Society. His publications include Patriotic citizenship; The negro in America, etc.
Franklin, Jennings County, Indiana a town of 4,000 pop., on the Madison & Indianapolis Railroad, 20 miles from Indianapolis. A railroad connects with Martinsville. A place of active business.
Green backs Tabooed. --The Franklin (Ind.) Democrat states that the branches of the Bank of the State of Indiana, in anticipation of a further decline of green backs below the gold standard, and apprehending that the Supreme Court may decide that Congress cannot make paper a legal tender have given notice they will no longer receive that kind of currency on deposit, unless the depositor will receive pay in the same kind. The Democrat adds: "From present indications in the financial operation of the country, we would advice all to stand from under."