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A History of Orange County, Virginia; From Its Formation in 1734 (O.S.) to the End of Reconstruction in 1870 : Compiled Mainly from Original Records, ebook

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A History of Orange County, Virginia; From Its Formation in 1734 (O.S.) to the End of Reconstruction in 1870 : Compiled Mainly from Original Records, by Anonymous
A History of Orange County, Virginia; From Its Formation in 1734 (O.S.) to the End of Reconstruction in 1870 : Compiled Mainly from Original Records,
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Author: Anonymous
Number of Pages: 70 pages
Published Date: 12 Sep 2013
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
Publication Country: United States
Language: English
Type: Pdf
ISBN: 9781230353197
Download Link: A History of Orange County, Virginia; From Its Formation in 1734 (O.S.) to the End of Reconstruction in 1870 Compiled Mainly from Original Records,
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII Biographical Sketches. Barbour, B. Johnson. Youngest son of Governor Barbour, born 1821, died 1894; had great literary accomplishments and extraordinary gifts as a speaker and conversationalist; was long Rector of the University of Virginia, and Visitor to the Miller School, and, like his father, was greatly devoted to the cause of general education. He was elected to Congress immediately after the war, but was not permitted to take his seat under the proscriptive regime that then prevailed. He represented the County in the Legislature and was one of the earliest supervisors; was the orator on the occasion of the dedication of the Clay statue in the Capitol Square in Richmond; and such was his eloquence and scholarship that he was always in demand as an orator. Barbour, James. Born June 10, 1775; died June 7, 1842; served in the legislature from 1796 to 1812, and during his service in that body was the strenuous advocate of Madison's famous "Resolutionsof 1798-99;" was elected Governor, January, 1812, and served as such with patriotic zeal, practically until the end of the War of 1812; was elected United States Senator in 1815, where he served until 1825, then becoming Secretary of War until 1828, when he was sent as Minister Plenipotentiary to England, whence he was recalled in 1829 on the election of Andrew Jackson to the Presidency; was chairman of the National Convention which nominated William Henry Harrison in 1839, and for years the president of the Orange Humane Society, in which position he fostered education in every possible way. Though others claim that distinction, there is little reason to doubt that he was the originator of the Literary Fund of Virginia which has been the mainstay of popular education...

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