Soon after I returned home, I was ordered to take the command of three garrisons during the campaign, which Governor Dunmore carried on against the Shawanese Indians: After the conclusion of which, the Militia was discharged from each garrrison, and I being relieved from my post, was solicited by a number of North-Carolina gentlemen, that were about purchasing
the lands lying on the S.
But then, what reams of other manuscripts -- filled, not with the dulness of official formalities, but with the thought of inventive brains and the rich effusion of deep hearts -- had gone equally to oblivion; and that, moreover, without serving a purpose in their day, as these heaped-up papers had, and -- saddest of all -- without purchasing
for their writers the comfortable livelihood which the clerks of the Custom-House had gained by these worthless scratchings of the pen.
Captain Peleg seldom or never went ashore, but sat in his wigwam keeping a sharp look-out upon the hands: Bildad did all the purchasing
and providing at the stores; and the men employed in the hold and on the rigging were working till long after night-fall.
When, formerly, I have analyzed my partiality for some farm which I had contemplated purchasing
, I have frequently found that I was attracted solely by a few square rods of impermeable and unfathomable bog--a natural sink in one corner of it.
I spent money rather too freely in those days, it is true; but one reason for it was that I hadn't got the proportions of things entirely adjusted, even yet, after so long a sojourn in Britain -- hadn't got along to where I was able to absolutely realize that a penny in Arthur's land and a couple of dollars in Connecticut were about one and the same thing: just twins, as you may say, in purchasing
Fairfax surmised that he was gone to make arrangements for his wedding, as he had talked of purchasing
a new carriage: she said the idea of his marrying Miss Ingram still seemed strange to her; but from what everybody said, and from what she had herself seen, she could no longer doubt that the event would shortly take place.
When I asked this officer's permission to change the prisoner's wet clothes by purchasing
any spare garments I could get at the public-house, he gave it readily: merely observing that he must take charge of everything his prisoner had about him.
uf, a hard and griping man, avarice was predominant; and he preferred setting church and churchmen at defiance, to purchasing
from them pardon and absolution at the price of treasure and of manors.
About this time du Bousquier returned to his wife the capital of her savings which she had yielded to him; and he made her use it in purchasing
lands contiguous to Prebaudet, which made that domain one of the most considerable in the department, for the estates of the Abbe de Sponde also adjoined it.
It gradually annexed province after province, purchasing
them of the native chiefs, whom it seldom paid, and appointed the governor-general and his subordinates, civil and military.
Porthos had, in fact, been involved in a dispute with the Bishop of Noyon in regard to the Pierrefonds property, which adjoined his own, and weary at length of a legal controversy which was beyond his comprehension, he put an end to it by purchasing
Pierrefonds and added that name to his others.
More recently he had expended a legacy of a thousand or two of dollars in purchasing
Mexican scrip, and thereby became the proprietor of a province; which, however, so far as Peter could find out, was situated where he might have had an empire for the same money,--in the clouds.