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    • Thursday 9th. Proceed on our journey, nothing happening worthy attention today, floated till about midnight, & encamped on the northern shore. Friday 10th. This morning about 4 o'clk, [i.e. o’clock] we were surprised by the cries of "help poor...
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    • One of the Company, (John Cotton) who was moving down in a large canoe, had attached it to Robert Cartwright's boat, into which he and his family had gone for safety. The canoe was here overturned & the little cargo lost. The Company pitying his...
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    • which they did together with Coody and several canoes which left the shore & followed directly after him. They appeared to be friendly. After distributing some presents among them, with which they seemed much pleased, we observed a number of...
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    • Tuesday, 7th. Got under way very early, the day proving very windy, a S.S.W. & the river being wide occasioned a high sea, insomuch, that some of the smaller crafts were in danger, therefore came to at the uppermost Chiccamauga Town,...
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    • about 10 O.'clock. the same day found him a considerable distance down the river, where Mr. Ben Belew took him on board his boat. At 3 O.'clock. P. M. passed the mouth of Tennessee river and camped on the south shore about 10 miles below the mouth...
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    • Wednesday March 1st. Proceeded on and camped on the south shore, nothing happening that day remarkable. Thursday March 2nd. Rain about half the day, passed the mouth of French Broad River: and about 12 O.'clock, Mr. Henry's boat being driven on...
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    • Journal of a Voyage, intended by God's Permission, in the good Boat Adventure, from Fort Patrick Henry on Holston river to the French Salt-Springs on Cumberland River, kept by John Donaldson Decm. 22. 1779 Took our Departure from the Fort and fell...
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    • near the shore were fired on by the Indians. Five of the crews were wounded but not dangerously. Came to camp at night near the mouth of a creek. After kindling fires and preparing for rest, the company were alarmed, on account of the incessant...
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    • we can find none. From which we conclude that it would not be prudent to make the attempt, and are determined, knowing ourselves to be in such imminent danger, to pursue our journey down the river. After trimming our boats in the best manner...
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    • was the night before delivered of an infant, which was unfortunately killed in the hurry & confusion consequent upon such a disaster, assisted them, being frequently exposed to wet & cold then and afterwards, and that her health appears to be good...
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    • Lucy Virginia writes of 2 Union officers wanting to search the house befoe Christmas for Beersheba [Hotel] property. They left convinced that they were duped by the persons who sent them. All Christmas gifts were homemade and consisted of cakes,...
    • 1863 December 27
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    • Lucy Virginia writes of fires on the mountains all around and that at night the fires look like a marching army. She had a note from Mollie about the high cost of items such as butter $4 or $5 a pound and so on. She next writes that Longstreet has...
    • 1864 February 28
    • "City of Memphis" at river landing

    • The "City of Memphis" is moored at the shore while cargo is loaded on board via a boom gangplank. Several well dressed men and women seem to be waiting to board. The tall stacks are belching black smoke in preparation for moving. Individuals are...
    • approximately 1900

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