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Dumfries, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 2
died away, your "own" turned his home toward Dumfries, in the hope of picking up an item or so for on more ' rapidly, and in less than two hours Dumfries was reached. On the early history of the. Cannon, is probably the only person born in Dumfries, who now resides in it. The old families have when Virginia was a colony of Great Britain, Dumfries was a thriving place, and contained several lere erected. This was in 1755, at which time Dumfries was in a very prosperous and promising condit too shabby and small for the elegant town of Dumfries — almost a rival of its Scottish namesake — aocean. Those were white-letter days for poor Dumfries, alas ! that they exist no longer! When several feet. Little by little the harbor of Dumfries was closed up until it became impossible for This was the turning point in the fortune of Dumfries, and thereafter its prosperity declined. ce for investment, and the wealthy traders of Dumfries, closed their shops, and, taking up their Pen
Evansport (Ohio, United States) (search for this): article 2
nt Dumfries about as sorry a place as any one cares to see. Of its present appearance I will try and give some idea in my next, but my candle admonishes me to draw this letter to a close.--Candles are scarce, at 20 cents a piece, and good old Georgia light wood and fat pine splits cannot be found in this section of country. I may say however, in conclusion, that the prospect of a battle here is very good, and Dam firmly of the opinion that McClellan designs attacking the batteries at Evansport, and at the same time making a demonstration across the Occoquan. There is a sufficient force here to meet him, and, for the present. I presume, none of the troops will be withdrawn from Bull Run. The man here are anxiously waiting the attack, and will fight like tigers against Hodds. The Yankees cannot come too soon. Gen. Johnston arrived here this evening, and is now staying at General Whiting's head quarters. He will remain here a day or two inspecting the army and then return
James Town (Wyoming, United States) (search for this): article 2
destroyed or are occupied by emigrants who have purchased them at a low price, and who struggle on from year to year against poverty and ruin. I have never seen a more desolate, God forsaken looking town, not even in Bohemia, or on the steppes of Wallachia. Once it was a place of some note, and bid fair to be a powerful rival of the port of Haarlem, which afterwards became New York!. It was settled by a company of Scotchmen, as its name would indicate, immediately after the settlement of James town by the English. It was first laid out upon the Potomac, but as the bay was capacious and, the river navigable for some five miles, it was removed up the Quantico to its present location. It grew very rapidly, and was soon the most important town in the whole country. Long before the United States existed as an independent government, when Virginia was a colony of Great Britain, Dumfries was a thriving place, and contained several large were houses, numerous stores, a church, a court-hou
Fauquier (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 2
place, and contained several large were houses, numerous stores, a church, a court-house. In which the colonial records were kept, a jail, and other public buildings.--Gradually, as time crept on, the trade grew, and consequently new ware houses and stores were erected.--When Alexandria was called Bell Haven, this was the great trading port of the country, and merchants were accustomed to purchase their goods here, and the country farmers for many miles, throughout the counties of London, Fauquier, and still beyond even, brought their grain and tobacco for It became an incorporated town; it was made a port of entry; it carried on an extensive trade with Europe, and vessels of the largest six loaded and discharged their cargoes at its wharves. Ships were built and launched upon the shores of the Quantico.--In proportion to its increase of commercial wealth, grew the prosperity of its people. Elegant private residences were built; the stores were enlarged and multiplied; there came
Bull Run, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 2
les are scarce, at 20 cents a piece, and good old Georgia light wood and fat pine splits cannot be found in this section of country. I may say however, in conclusion, that the prospect of a battle here is very good, and Dam firmly of the opinion that McClellan designs attacking the batteries at Evansport, and at the same time making a demonstration across the Occoquan. There is a sufficient force here to meet him, and, for the present. I presume, none of the troops will be withdrawn from Bull Run. The man here are anxiously waiting the attack, and will fight like tigers against Hodds. The Yankees cannot come too soon. Gen. Johnston arrived here this evening, and is now staying at General Whiting's head quarters. He will remain here a day or two inspecting the army and then return to Centreville. His arrival has been a source of much rejoicing, and hundreds have been in town to-day, to get a glimpse of their Chief, out have returned disappointed. They will have an opportuni
Wallachia (Romania) (search for this): article 2
records, has added little to my slender stock of information. An old lady sixty-three years of age, Mrs. Cannon, is probably the only person born in Dumfries, who now resides in it. The old families have all removed, and their houses are either destroyed or are occupied by emigrants who have purchased them at a low price, and who struggle on from year to year against poverty and ruin. I have never seen a more desolate, God forsaken looking town, not even in Bohemia, or on the steppes of Wallachia. Once it was a place of some note, and bid fair to be a powerful rival of the port of Haarlem, which afterwards became New York!. It was settled by a company of Scotchmen, as its name would indicate, immediately after the settlement of James town by the English. It was first laid out upon the Potomac, but as the bay was capacious and, the river navigable for some five miles, it was removed up the Quantico to its present location. It grew very rapidly, and was soon the most important tow
United States (United States) (search for this): article 2
d fair to be a powerful rival of the port of Haarlem, which afterwards became New York!. It was settled by a company of Scotchmen, as its name would indicate, immediately after the settlement of James town by the English. It was first laid out upon the Potomac, but as the bay was capacious and, the river navigable for some five miles, it was removed up the Quantico to its present location. It grew very rapidly, and was soon the most important town in the whole country. Long before the United States existed as an independent government, when Virginia was a colony of Great Britain, Dumfries was a thriving place, and contained several large were houses, numerous stores, a church, a court-house. In which the colonial records were kept, a jail, and other public buildings.--Gradually, as time crept on, the trade grew, and consequently new ware houses and stores were erected.--When Alexandria was called Bell Haven, this was the great trading port of the country, and merchants were accust
England (United Kingdom) (search for this): article 2
York!. It was settled by a company of Scotchmen, as its name would indicate, immediately after the settlement of James town by the English. It was first laid out upon the Potomac, but as the bay was capacious and, the river navigable for some five miles, it was removed up the Quantico to its present location. It grew very rapidly, and was soon the most important town in the whole country. Long before the United States existed as an independent government, when Virginia was a colony of Great Britain, Dumfries was a thriving place, and contained several large were houses, numerous stores, a church, a court-house. In which the colonial records were kept, a jail, and other public buildings.--Gradually, as time crept on, the trade grew, and consequently new ware houses and stores were erected.--When Alexandria was called Bell Haven, this was the great trading port of the country, and merchants were accustomed to purchase their goods here, and the country farmers for many miles, through
Hampton (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 2
is gay scene carnival autumn glosen and lenten winter appears, mel only by the delightful Indian summer days, which, like a dream of pleasure past, comes to soften the trials f to-day. Autumn America is not the sad season English poets in melancholy reverse, but it is the brief period which contains the holidays of the year. But pardon this digression — to my story again. After good night's rest, morning found me in the saddle once more, and on the road to Bacon Race Church, where Hampton's Legion is encamped. Being little acquainted with the officers of the Legion, I spent but few moments there, and then hurried to my journey's end. The sound of heavy guns upon the river caused me to push on more ' rapidly, and in less than two hours Dumfries was reached. On the early history of the town I know scarcely anything, and conversing with the bitan's who ought to be well posted in its local records, has added little to my slender stock of information. An old lady sixty-thr
North Sea (search for this): article 2
encroach upon the stream that it became a source of much alarm. It was well known that fine harbors had been completely filled up, and that the islands of the sea had been washed away. The phenomenon of land changing its position was known and consequently dreaded. We read in history of terrible inroads by the sea, and of new island covered with vegetation, being formed upon coral reefs. In the year 1856. I remember, the set washed away several acres of the island of Langrode in the German Ocean, taking in the church-yard and many private residences. The same year the bar at the mouth of the Weser grew several feet. Little by little the harbor of Dumfries was closed up until it became impossible for a vessel to get into the river, and those of light tonnage even were forced to lay off in the bay, until finally the bay itself became shallow. This was the turning point in the fortune of Dumfries, and thereafter its prosperity declined. In the meantime, however, the America
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