Historic Periods of Fredericksburg: 1608-1861 (Classic Reprint)

Historic Periods of Fredericksburg: 1608-1861 (Classic Reprint)

by Mrs. Vivian Minor Fleming
     
 

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For some years the Fredericksburg Brunch of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities has, through its historians. Miss Annie Braxton and myself, been searching for Fredericksburg's beginnings.

Through the help of Mr. Clayton Torrance we located the settlement (described by Col. Win.

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Excerpt from Historic Periods of Fredericksburg: 1608-1861

For some years the Fredericksburg Brunch of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities has, through its historians. Miss Annie Braxton and myself, been searching for Fredericksburg's beginnings.

Through the help of Mr. Clayton Torrance we located the settlement (described by Col. Win. Byrd oil his visit in 1732), the wharf, the warehouses, Mrs. Livingstone's coffee-house, etc.. on Sophia street, between Prince William and Amelia. This was called "The Leaseland," and the question was, "When was the land granted or leased." Some months ago Judge A. T. Embrey, who is so well informed and accurate in all these matters, gave me the paper which fixed the original date as May 2, 1671. Thus Fredericksburg began.

I gave this information to the A. P. V. A. and my husband. Mr. V. M. Fleming, gave it to the Chamber of Commerce the first week in March, 1921. Mr. W. L. Brannan, President of the Chamber of Commerce, with his usual fine enthusiasm, at once grasped the possibilities of the situation, and thus began Fredericksburg's 250th anniversary, celebrated on May 25, 1921.

These papers were prompted by Mrs. Alice Coghill. who desired this information put in popular form, so that the pageant, which she so wonderfully developed, might be understood by all. Since the celebration there have been many requests that they be preserved in more permanent form, and hence this pamphlet.

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ISBN-13:
9781332138012
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
08/04/2015
Pages:
42
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.09(d)

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