Troup County, Georgia
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An Account of the Defeat of the Spaniards
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(1) An Account of the Defeat of the Spaniards.
Boston Evening Post; November 29, 1742;
The Virginia Gazette, of October 1, 1742.
Williamsburgh, October 1. Last week arrived here Lieut. Thomas WATKINS,
express from General OGLETHORPE, at Georgia, who gives us a particular
account of the defeat of the Spaniards at that place, with some remarks
on the conduct of South Carolina, the neighboring Colony.
The Spaniards had brought 1500 shackles to iron the English. They had
some thousands of printed Bulls from the Pope, wherein they had
absolution to the 7th generation, for an encouragement to murder the
heretics. (If these Bulls, or pardons were as wretchedly printed as all
those we have ever seen were (and we have seen some scores of reams)
they would be of as little use to the possessors, as that poor man's
was, who had at great expense purchased of the Pope an exemption from
the pains of Purgatory, and was only to call there to shew is pass in
his way to H------n. This man earnestly advised a neighbour of his to be
also at the charge of an indulgence, but he being covetous, neglected
it, and some time after he died, and went to Purgatory, where, to his
surprise, he found his old friend, who had died a little before him, to
whom he said, with a sneer, How now, neighbour, what brings you here?
What's come of your indulgence? To whom the poor fellow reply'd,
(scratching his head) with a whining voice and meeching look, that the
Pope wrote so bad a hand, that the D---l could not read it).
They took but two Englishmen, one of them lying sick in the path, whose
head they cut off, the other lying drunk in the rushes at St. Simon's,
whom they scalped, and would have serv'd all they had taken in the same
(2) Serious accident at West Point;
Date: October 8 1894; Buffalo, NY
Serious Accident in Georgia. Atlanta, Ga., Oct.
7. Passenger train No. 35 of the Atlanta & West Point
Road, which left Atlanta at 5:25 o'clock this morning
tumbled from the high trestle over Osanappa Creek, a few
miles beyond West Point, and seven passengers were badly
injured, of whom one or two may die. The most seriously
R. J. VAUGHAN, conductor of a construction train, badly
cut and bruised.
W. R. KENNAN or Charlotte, cut over the left eye and leg
D. CUNNINGHAM, New Orleans, hip hurt and right hand
Unknown white man fatally injured.