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June 10, 2019 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham County News, 1904, Part I

 

Appomattox And Buckingham Times. Courtesy Virginia Chronicle. 

 

On September 21, 1904, news from Buckingham County via the correspondent “Quoit” was printed in the Appomattox and Buckingham Times:

There is quite a good deal of sickness in this neighborhood at this time, though mostly confined to colored people.

Mr. P. H. Grigg, son of Mr. P. A. Grigg, is quite ill at the home of his father, near the village (Buckingham Courthouse). His symptoms are very much those of fever, so says Dr. Morriss, the attending physician; but his case has not so fully developed as to enable the doctor to diagnose with certainty. We hope Phil will have no further affliction than those that are necessary for the working out of a “far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”

Quoit’s quotation comes from 2 Corinthians 4:17 —

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” (King James)

Quoit’s pen name may refer to a single-chambered megalithic tomb, also known as a Dolmen; a type of brooch dating before the European Middle Ages, or the ring used in the game of quoit’s.

Coming next: Buckingham County News, 1904, Part II

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