Title: The new purchase (Mid-American frontier)
Publisher: Arno Press
Book Condition: Very Good
0405068697 Some sticker residue to front board else near fine. Two volumes in one, reprinting the 1843 edition. Bookseller Inventory # 07517
Synopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... pleased with the events: and a few weeks after we were still more pleased, at hearing that all the company at the prize shooting that day had become members of the temperance society. If, therefore, any old fashioned temperance society (such as it was before fanaticism ruled it,) wishes champions to shoot, provided "grandaddie Tomsin" will be one, I know where can be found another. CHAPTER XVIII. "Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn."-- (Obsolete--since the use of patent threshing machines.) From the time of our arrival in and at Glenville (it being both a big and a little place), we commenced forming acquaintance with our neighbours. And this business was promoted by the many "little and big meetings" held by Mr. Hilsbury in all directions, over and above the regular monthly ones in Glenville, and on three successive Sabbaths in old man Welden's settlement--for everybody, man, woman and child, was found at meeting. Nor does it interfere with attendance, if it be rainy or shiney, or mighty cloudy, or powerful skyey; but in all weathers and seasons, and from all quarters of the woods, along roads, traces, paths, or short cuts, come horses to the preaching; some with single riders of any sex, bursting, at a gallop, into view, through underwood thickets of spicewood and papaw, or clearing log after log, in a kind of hop, skip and jump gait. Many horses indeed have two riders, a mode of horsemanship called in the Purchase "riding twice." And some horses come with folks riding even twice and a half, or may be thrice: for instance, with a man and his wife, the latter holding in her lap a two year old child, although the child is very often carried by the father; or with three girls; or with one beau, having two sun-bonnetted damsels behind. Dick...
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