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Biddeford Union And Eastern Journal Newspaper Archives Oct 27 1854, Page 1

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Biddeford Union and Eastern Journal (Newspaper) - October 27, 1854, Biddeford, MaineAlai and Job a re tub 7x.lkl.mt. Oms Plain of 9 an it p mint in o i. Coloro or with Brentt. Pm k. Am Imin in it or _ Ca Jtb printing a dbl Letlow in Csc Quot Memkin it a it Wyco it am Puiu pm tax to. By on no a new u in. M fw.tfj7?�<���?~ a la re a a a m. Asi 1 0ri?Narr a 0ija> priming mo�7� 7 fcrw4 7p�7 Iwami iwo of jul our Ornes. L 0. Cowam. Biddeford Friday october 27, 1854, Louis 0. Cowan editor and proprietor. A the Cost Nitle were pleased to see an increased attention this year to this important part of our show and in which they Hope in future to Witow Man increasing interest. The work was pretty Well done in Good Lime and without hurrying and on the whole a Manifest improvement on former trials yet there is still room for improvement. The condition and appearance of the several lots when. Finished had a material bearing on the awards. The most noticeable defect was the state of the Middle Furrow some of the lots having been deep and Brood to an undesirable extent. A Little More care and Leisure in putting in and turning out the plow at the ends of the lots to keep them straight and Square would add much to the Beauty of the work. There was also noticeable a deference in the straightness of the first or outside Furrow of the several lots to the disadvantage of the competitor of the adjoining lot who had to make a like deviation to cover the ground and marring the Beauty of the whole. These remarks must not be considered As a censure but As Justice Between competitors and a hint for future improvement. Committee on blowing Mutch Rufus Mcl tiie of Parsonsfield Seth Scamman of Saco Joseph Frost of Eliot Jeseph p. Jukius of York and Dimond Roberts of Lyman. For the committee ruffs Mcintire. Biddeford oct. 5, 1854. To the evening of committees malt a at the fair and cattle show of the York county agricultural society held in Biddeford october 4tk and 5th. Extraordinary Case of longevity. A slave of Gen. Washington s still living 120 years old. Marvellous and incredible As it May seem there is at present living in Fayette Dounty Pennsylvania an aged negro who was a save of Geo. Washington and who cannot now be less than 120 years old. Has history is briefly this lie was brought in a slave ship from the coast of Guinia to the port of Philadelphia sometime Between the Vears 1700 Ana �?T70, and was purchased together with nine others for farm hands on the mount Vernon state then owned by col. Geo. Washington already a Man of Noto in the colonies from Bis services in the French and Indian wars a his name in Bis native country was a a fun Tumah Quot but at mount Vernon they gave him the less barbarous appellation of Simon a to which he afterwards added the name of 44 washington4&Quot in Honor of his Good master. Simon continued to reside at mount Vernon until the time of the revolution when with others to was sent out to a tract of land in Fayette county Pennsylvania owned by Gin. Washington to assist in the erection of a Mill. After Labouring Here Lor some years is was sold to Bazil Brown from whom Tbs town of Brownsville is named and be sold him to col. Edward Cook its whose service he remained a Long As be Wae Reno Gniaek As a slave. Tebee Are the main Points of his lift. To proof of their authenticity to have the venerable old negroes own Story Wiloh he told in the same Way and without a Shadow of variation to Hia neighbors time out of mind and Hia exceeding simple minded sea. Entirely precludes the slightest suspicion of its being an invention. Besides there Are those who remember him when Geo. Wash remarkable anecdote. A Correl Pon Dent of the Petersburg express at Charlestown va., communicates to that paper the following Serios of incidents which if True Are certainly very singular Washington was accustomed to Wear on his watch two seals one Gold and the other Silver. Upon one of them the letters a a g. were engraved or rather Cut. These Seal he wore about his person the terrible Day of Brad docks defeat. On that Day he lost the Silver Seal. The Gold one remained with the general until the Day of his death and was then Given by tym to Bis Nephew a gentleman of Virginia who carefully preserved it until about seventeen years a of when Riding Over his farm he dropped it. The other Day the Gold Seal lost seventeen years ago was 14 slowed up a recognized from the letters44 g. on it and restored to the Aon of the gentleman to whom Washington had presented it. At almost the same time the Silver Seal 1m in 1754, just one Hundred years ago was slowed up on the site where Braddock was Defeated and in like manner recognized from the letters a Ltd so that in a very Short time the companions will be again United 1 have this whole statement from the most reliable source possible namely from the gentleman himself who has thus had restored to him these Preciou mementos of Hia great ancestor

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