Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Day In The Life Of Henry Hamilton, POW

3d. We lay at a Major Bletsoe's* farm, where we were told the country people had designed to assemble & knock us on the head--Tho we considered this as only meant to prevent our having any conversation with them, we thought it adviseable to stay within--we breakfasted at Colonel Shelby's plantation, where we were very frankly entertained --The Farm in extraordinary good order and condition, we were shown a black Stallion one of the first creatures of his sort I ever saw--at night we slept at a Captain Thompson's, where riches could not keep penury out of doors--we did not get our dinner till eleven at night, and this made us see economy in no favorable light--

*Note: Major Bletsoe was Major Anthony Bledsoe who lived near Sapling Grove or the present Bristol.

The above entry from Henry Hamilton and George Rogers Clark in the American Revolution, with the unpublished Journal of Henry Hamilton".

"...overlooking the site of Bristol....The BLEDSOES...located on land adjoining the SHELBYS. The BEELERS owned the tract of land on Cedar Creek known as Sapling Grove." 

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