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A Portrait Of Old George Town

Auhtor: Grace Dunlop Ecker

Language: english
Published: 1951

Genres:

history,  post 1930
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Review by Michael Gallagher, May 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Portrait Of Old George Town':

... much like the Jamestowns and Charlestowns and Williamsburgs named for the sovereign of the time, but this George Town of which I write was in Maryland ...
... America, would have alarmed you or at least prevented you from exceeding the Company's limits so very much especially for so large a quantity. I suppose ...
... a new fire engine, was bought. Its house is still on High Street, just below Bridge. Set in the wall down near the pavement is a stone with this inscription:. BUSH ...
... George Town he was amongst old friends: Colonel Forrest, Major Stoddert, General James Maccubbin Lingan, General Otho Williams, William Beatty (who had ...
... of my journey towards Philadelphia.'. Thereupon the building site for the city took on intense activity.. Pierre Charles L'Enfant was the ...
... for canvas-backs, then called white-backs, which I have seen whitening the Potomac and which, when they arose, as they sometimes did for half a ...
... Avenue), coming up from Bridge (M) Street, on the corner was the hardware store of Edward M. Linthicum later Henry Addison had a dry goods store ...
... a daughter of Dr. Gustavus Brown of Maryland, and widow of Reverend Matthew Hopkins. Henry Threlkeld died in 1781, his widow in 1801. Their one child, ...
... that did the best to rob Georgetown of all its charm. Here, in 1795, Dr. James Heighe Blake built his home. He was a very eminent citizen, a member ...
... who met the heroic and tragic death I have already spoken of. Dr. Peter had been sent to Georgetown to live with his aunt, Mrs. Dick, to receive his medical ...
... was developed. [Illustration: WILLIAM WILSON CORCORAN]. William Wilson Corcoran, the third son of Thomas Corcoran, was born in George Town on December ...
... Beall built his hunting cabin when he landed here. That could be borne out by the fact that a very fine spring of water was on that property. Many, ...
... WARS IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 1910. Just behind the church and adjoining it on little Potomac Street, is a house where, fifty years ago, used ...
... an old-time version of the present-day station wagon. We thought it was kind of strange to go to drive in the rain, but it wasn't really raining ...
... a Unionist. He accepted, instead, the rank of major and paymaster in the Federal Army and served throughout the war. For a time he was interested ...
... to all her friends who called in the afternoons. The iron fence around these houses is made of old musket barrels, used during the Mexican ...
... Bishop of Tennessee. She was a picturesque figure, attired in her widow's cap and long crpe veil. Mrs. Compton had four daughters who were great ...
... seven in number, were beautiful girls about her own age. Their gowns were figured white satin, cut low in the neck with short sleeves and trimmed ...
... and Colonel Philip Stuart. Light Horse Harry Lee, who had been wounded at the time General Lingan was killed, was still too ill to be present. General ...
... 153. William, 153. Reed, Dr. Walter, 245. Red Top, 269. Reintzel, Daniel, 11. Reverend Addison Belt's School, 163. Richardson, Thomas, ...