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From: Jim Hobbs <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Sams introduction
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 13:40:23 -0600
I assume that what appears to be typo's and poor sentence syntax come
from the faithful copy of the original. The meaning involved in some of
the words phrases and sentences must have been different in those days.
At any rate, keep up the good work. It is very enjoyable reading.
Searching Ware (including Jeffery connection), Shelton, McCarty,
Shipley, Ferrel, Haskins, Broyles, Marriott. These are my wife's
All of mine are in Canada and England
Kathryn Langston wrote:
> As the public seems to feel an interest in the history of
> an individual so humble as I am and as that history can be so
> well known to no person as to myself I have, after a long time,
> and under many pressing solicitations from my friends, at last
> determined to put my hand to it, and lay before the world a
> narrative on which they may at least rely as being true, and
> seeking no ornament or coloring for a plain simple tale of truth,
> I throw aside hypocracy and all fawning opologies and according
> to my own axium just go ahead. Where I am not known I might
> perhaps gain some little credit by having thrown around this
> volume some of the flowers of learning, but where I am known this
> vile cheatery would soon be detected, and like the foolish
> (Note: There is an omission here. The narrative begins again on
> page 4).
> surveyor and had the lines run around the land he wanted and then
> he entered it at 12 1/2 cts, per acre.
> My father was a very active man in his young days, running
> and jumping. I heard him say the worst plagued he ever was in
> his life was by a little bowlegged negro beating him jumping he
> had not been beaten before for several years. He was, also, a
> great singer and had a voice like a lark.
> The Sam's were reasonable good citizens. They were a
> tolerable well grown set of men, six footers, and spare made.
> They attended to their own business and let others alone and if
> you undertook to attend to their business you was sure to get
> into a fuss.
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