This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... turn, some useful directions, in the ensuing Days Journey. His excuse was, first, indisposition, and afterwards he was gone to Bed ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... turn, some useful directions, in the ensuing Days Journey. His excuse was, first, indisposition, and afterwards he was gone to Bed; tho' the Boy who lighted me, to mine, assured me he was then sitting with his House keeper, and that not one Person had been in the House since my arrival. By what I could hear and perceive myself this Landlord who bears the name of honest Mr. T;he like most of his Trade, proportions his regard, to their extravagance, in which respect, I was doubtless, too contemptible for his notice. The Host: he could tell me nothing of Rout I was to take, so that I was now quite destitute of intelligence. This House stands pleasantly upon the North side of the River, and a tolerable garden, seemed to be in as decent order, as most I have seen in America. The method of Single men having House keepers, is esteemed here very reputable and genteel. In the morning while my Breakfast and Horse was getting ready, I sought after some instruction for journey; and as it happened, I found a Person up that kepped a store, who gave me such another draught of the road to Hoes Ferry on Potomack River, as Mr. Brooke had favoured me with: Tho' I have been since informed, my true Route was from Southerns on this Rappahannocke River to Lovels Ferry on Potomack River, It being not only a better Road, but I should have saved, at least, Ten or Twelve miles, in the Riding of Thirty, the only objection being, That at the Hoes the River is not more than five miles wide; but at Lovels to Cedar Point (in Maryland) it is Eight or Ten, Consequently in windy weather, the passage more difficult, and unsafe; but at this time of the year, no great danger was to be apprehended. The Gentleman's name who delineated the Road for me to Hoes Ferry is Thompson. Col...Read Less
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