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Excerpt from History of Tucker County, West VirginiaHad some things been different from what they were, I believe that I could have made the History of Tucker County better than it is. The labor required to collect and arrange the material wasMoreExcerpt from History of Tucker County, West VirginiaHad some things been different from what they were, I believe that I could have made the History of Tucker County better than it is. The labor required to collect and arrange the material was greater than would be supposed by one who has never undertaken a task of similar nature. No previous history, covering the period and territory, has ever been compiled, and I had to enter upon original and unexplored fields wherever I went. There was no scarcity of subject-matter- but, at times, it was not easy for me to decide what to use and what to reject. I am not certain that I have not erred seriously in one thing - that I trusted more to the whims of others than to my own judgment. The plan of the work would have been quite different had I followed my own inclination to make the whole thing one connected story instead of biographical fragments, as it is. Tet, as it is, it will please more people than it would if cast in the mold for which it was first intended. I was not writing it for myself, but for others- and, as my tastes and fancies differ from those of others, I thought it best to suit the book to those for whom it was intended.But, as I said, if some things had been otherwise, this book might have been better. The circumstances under which the work was done were not at all times pleasant or favorable. I commenced it in 1881, and devoted to it only what time was mine after devoting twelve hours a day to school work. At first it was my intention to publish it in the Tucker County Pioneer, as a serial story- but this was abandoned when it was seen how unwise it was.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.