The First Families Project - SC - Edgefield County - Dobbins Family
The latest receipt for money paid by Mr. James Read bears date 8th July, 1777, for the sum of fifty pounds currency, being in part payment of his bond. [Signed.] R. O. Witness: Wm. Mattley.
The book seems to have passed out of the ownership of Mr. James Read; whether by death, or failure in business, I know not.
On one of the pages, written in an elegant female hand, without date:
"When this you see remember me
though many miles you distant bee-
Catherine D. Hammond."
My mind raises the question whether Catherine was of the Le Roy or Samuel Hammond family, but I get no reply. Catherine, or some other good woman, wrote also the following:
"I send the joys of earth away,
A way ye tempters of the mind;
False as the smooth, deceitful sea,
And empty as the whistling wind."
"I waited patient for the Lord,
He bow'd to hear my cry;
He saw me resting on His word,
And brought salvation nigh."
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