Saturday, September 6, 2014

At The Confluence

At The Confluence Of The Ohio And Kanawha Rivers

History of the Battle of Point Pleasant ... :

Scarcely had the storms of winter subsided when there was an army of surveyors and land-jobbers on the Ohio. In January of this year, William Preston, Surveyor-general, of Fincastle county, which then included all the territory south of the Ohio below the mouth of the Great Kanawha, gave notice to officers and soldiers who claimed land under his Majesty's proclamation of the 7th of October 1763, and who had obtained warrants for the same from the Earl of Dunmore, to meet his deputy surveyors at the mouth of the Great Kanawha river, on the ensuing 14th of April, that their lands might be located. 

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