Who's The Patriot?; A Story Of The Southerm Confederacy by Flora Mcdonald WilliamsWho's The Patriot?; A Story Of The Southerm Confederacy by Flora Mcdonald Williams

Who's The Patriot?; A Story Of The Southerm Confederacy

byFlora Mcdonald Williams

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI. NOTWITHSTANDING the mournful prospect before them, to which both Belle and Carrie had quite resigned themselves, Mrs. Harvey was much perplexed to know how she should solve the problem of existence in the event of a prolonged occupation of the neighborhood by the enemy. Her stock of Virginia Bank money was growing alarmingly small, that being the only medium of exchange between the local and foreign population. The few stores of the citizens had all been closed, and only the sutlers belonging to the army allowed to supply their wants. In order to profit by this humane arrangement, however, the lucky citizen who possessed Virginia currency had first to exchange it, at a tremendous discount, for United States scrip; then, in order to invest these proceeds in the necessaries of life, a permit had to be procured from the provost, which was only obtainable upon taking what was known then as the iron-clad oath, which meant to forswear all sympathy with the Confederate Government or its soldiers, and to do all in one's power to break it down and destroy its influence. Such was the oath, in substance. Except in the cases of such citizens (and there were such cases) as could boast very elastic consciences, a "permit to buy" on such conditions was almost an unattainable thing. Mrs. Grey, a friend of Mrs. Harvey's, in a like predicament, had, as a last resort, taken into her house some Federal officers, as boarders. "How have you found your experiment to operate, my friend?" she asked of her on the occasion of a visit from the former. "So much better than I had anticipated," she replied. "The officers at my house are Irishmen, members of the First New York cavalry, and I do not think they endorse what seems the real policy of the Administration, but are...
Title:Who's The Patriot?; A Story Of The Southerm ConfederacyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217970826

ISBN - 13:9780217970822