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nts o▓f the early settlers, and those who fou▓ght through the Revolution.They were, ▓as a general rule, honest, law-abiding, with ●good moral standards.Most of them owned lan▓d, some only a few acres, others l●arge tracts, where their cattle and hogs ro▓amed unfed but fat.Some owned large herds, an●d even the p

oorest usually had a cow an●d pair of oxen, while all had chickens and hog●s—but never a cent of money.They pla▓nted corn enough to feed themselves and t▓heir stock, sweet potatoes, and a few of the c▓ommon vegetables.They never▓ begged or made known their needs, except ●by coming to offer for sale very roughly▓ made baskets of split white oak, or some coar●sely spun yarn, for the women knew how t▓o spin, and some of them even could weave.Ther▓e was something about them tha●t suggested a certain refinement, and o▓ne always felt they came from better sto●ck, though they never seemed to trac▓e back.Their respect{19} for the marri●age vow, for instance, impressed one,● and their speech was clear, g

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ood Anglo-Saxon●, and their vocabulary included some old En●glish words and expressions now obsolete.My f●ather was most anxious to help them, and felt ▓that to establi

sh schools for▓ them throughout the county w▓ould be the first step.In one of these schools ▓a young girl proved such an apt sc▓holar and learned so quickly all that ▓she could acquire there that he engag▓ed a place for her in a Northern school, and▓ got the consent of her parents to her goi●ng, and she, being ambitious, ▓was greatly pleased.He appointed

a day to me●et her in Georgetown, impressi▓ng on the parents to bring her in time for● him to put her on the ship, before it sai●led for New York.At the appointed time the▓ parents arrived.My father asked for ▓Hannah; the mother answered that they found they● would miss Hannah too much, she was so smart a●nd helpful, but they’d brought Maggie, ▓and he co

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-minded.Of course he did not send her▓.It was a great disappointme▓nt, for he had taken much t

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