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" As I got down before the canoe, I spent some time in viewing the rivers and the land in the fork, which I think extremely well situated for a Fort, as it has the absolute command of both rivers. "
The Writings of George Washington: pt. I. Official letters relating to the ... - Page 432
de George Washington, Jared Sparks - 1834
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The life of George Washington, Volume 2 ;Volume 272

John Marshall - 1804 - 562 pages
...with our baggage, to meet us at the Forks of the Ohio, about ten miles, there to cross the Aleghany. As I got down before the canoe, I spent some time...of both rivers. The land -at the point is twenty or twenty-fivefeet above the common surface of the water, and a considerable bottom of flat well -timbered...
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A Selection of Eulogies: Pronounced in the Several States, in Honor of Those ...

1826 - 438 pages
...the place now occupied by the Point brewery, he thus speaks of the spot on which your City stands. " As I got down before the canoe, I spent some time...the land in the fork, which I think extremely well suited for a fort, as it has the absolute command of both rivers. The land at the point is twenty or...
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The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American ..., Volume 1

1832 - 564 pages
...with our baggage, to meet us at the forks of Ohio, about ten miles; there, to cross the Alleghany. As I got down before the canoe, I spent some time...of both rivers. The land at the point is twenty, or twenty -five feet above the common surface of the water ; and a considerable bottom of flat, well timbered...
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The Life of George Washington

Anna C. Reed - 1832 - 282 pages
...to the forks of C the Ohio river; intending to cross the Alleghany there. In his journal he wrote, " as I got down before the canoe, I spent some time...the land in the fork, which I think extremely well suited for a fort, as it has the absolute command of both rivers. The land at the point is twenty or...
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A Life of Washington, Volume 1

James Kirke Paulding - 1835 - 290 pages
...which is now before me. " As I got down before the canoe, I spent some time in viewing the rivers and land in the fork, which I think extremely well situated...absolute command of both rivers. The land at the point is twenty-five feet above the common level of the water, and a considerable bottom of flat well-timbered...
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The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American ..., Volume 1

John Marshall - 1836 - 534 pages
...our baggage, to meet us at the forks of Ohio, about ten miles ; there, to cross the Alleghany. As 1 got down before the canoe, I spent some time in viewing...in the fork, which I think extremely well situated fora fort, as it has the absolute command of both rivers. The land at the point is twenty, or twenty-five...
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The Life of George Washington: First President of the United States

Samuel George Arnold - 1840 - 238 pages
...his mind. " As I got down before the canoe," he says, " I spent some time in viewing the rivers and land in the Fork, which I think extremely well situated...absolute command of both rivers. The land at the point is twenty-five feet above the common level of the water, and a considerable bottom of flat, welltimbered...
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The Ladies' Companion, Volumes 3 à 4

1835 - 638 pages
...be a suitable site for a fort. 'As I got down before the canoe,' says the then youthful warrior. ' I spent some time in viewing the rivers, and the land in the fork, which I think extremely well suited for a fort, as itlias the absolute command of hoth rivers. The land at the point is twenty or...
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Early History of Western Pennsylvania: And of the West, and of Western ...

Israel Daniel Rupp - 1846 - 814 pages
...our baggage, to meet us at the forks of Ohio, about ten miles below ; there to cross the Allegheny. ''As I got down before the canoe, I spent some time...absolute command of both rivers. The land at the point is twenty-five feet above the common surface of the water ; and a considerable bottom of flat well timbered...
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Early History of Western Pennsylvania: And of the West, and of Western ...

Israel Daniel Rupp - 1846 - 788 pages
...his way to the French forts, Washington November 23d, 1753, visited the present site of Pittsburg*, " spent some time in viewing the rivers, and the land in the fork, which," he says, " I think extremely well situated for a fort, as it has the absolute command of both rivers....
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