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Fort Ashby in the Youghiogheny Glades page 14

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"Oh give me a home where the buffaloes roam,
Where the deer and the antelope play."
—a folk song of recent vintage which, if known then, would have been sung. However, the pioneer Ashby had a favorite hymn which he often sang, and it reminded him of his glorious existence here despite much danger and hardship.

"I've reached the land of corn and wine
And all its riches freely mine;
Here shines undimmed the blissful day,
For all my night has passed away.
My Saviour comes and walks with me,
And sweet communion here have we;
He gently leads me by His hand,
For this is heaven's Tableland.
A sweet perfume upon the breeze,
Is borne from every vernal tree.
And flowers that never fading grow,
Where streams of life forever flow."


Rev. J. C. Breuninger

Summer 1963

Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Editor: Felix G. Robinson

Maryland, History

Western Maryland, 1750-1963

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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