Monday, February 16, 2009

Bostwick - Nolan House

Mortgage: Morgan Co., Ga.: 10 Feb. 1836, Wm. Brown to Thomas Nolan, both of afsd. co., promissory note for $167.50 due 1 March next. Security: a bay filly 3 years old, a bay mare & colt, a dun colored cow & calf, sow & 6 shoats, 3 pigs, 3 beds, steads, & furniture, 3 ovens, 2 pots, 1/2 dozen sitting chairs, table, chest, 2 plows & gear, spinning wheel, knives & forks, plates, 500 lbs. bacon, 20 barrels corn, 2000 lbs. fodder, & crop of corn, fodder, & cotton I make this year. If Brown pays Nolan on time with interest, this to be void. /s/ William (x) Brown. Test: Baldwin B. Head, John L. Dorough. Mortgage proved by Baldwin B. Head, 22 Feb. 1836, Thos. Nolan, J.P. Recorded 14 March 1836.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Cosmic Conspiracy

"Moreover, there was the influence of the Southern physical world itself - a sort of cosmic conspiracy against reality in favor of romance. The country is one of extravagant colors, of proliferating foliage and bloom, of flooding yellow sunlight, and, above all perhaps, of haze. . ." - W.J. Cash