Jacques Manor The Morning Herald 25 Mar 1944

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Jacques Manor
The Morning Herald
25 Mar 1944 - SATURDAY, MARCH 25,1944 Historic Spots In The...
SATURDAY, MARCH 25,1944 Historic Spots In The County Jacques Manor At Green Spring (By HARRY B. WARNER, JR.) Launcelot Jacques, one of the first settlers of the Indian Spring section of Washington county and builder of old Jacques Manor, was nothing if not versatile, even in character which was described as a combination of French vivacity and English pluck. Up to the time he came to the county and constructed the house that is still standing near the ruins of Green Spring Furnace, Jacques had been agent for British ov/ners of huge Maryland plantations, interested interested in tobacco, -md part owner of the famous Catoctin Furnace in Frederick county. When Jacques came to this section, section, shortly after the middle of the eighteenth century, he was still in Frederick county, in fact, for the DON'T SUFFER with colds' muscle aches and jsoro throat. Take St. Joseph Aspirin for quick relief. W'orld 8 largest seller afc 10£ Big 100 tablet tablet size only 3Sp. 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Launcelot Jacques was a French Huguenot, who came to America early in the eighteenth century, and after some residence in Annapolis Annapolis where he lived around 1720, fell in with Thomas Johnson! With Johnson, who was later to become become Maryland's first governor, Jacques built and operated the Catoctin Catoctin Furnace, then struck out toward toward more virgin territory. In the Indian Spring district, where the two had discovered iron ore, they obtained a tract of 15,000 acres comprising most of the territory territory of Indian Spring, Green Spring and Fort Frederick. That was around 1752, and three years later the furnace they had begun begun to build was not yet completed when the French and Indian War burst around the growing little community. Most of the buildings in the vicinity vicinity were razed or partially destroyed. destroyed. The slave huts that dotted the countryside-for Jacques was a rich man, and owned many slaves- were wrecked, and Jacques' home itself was so damaged that rebuilding rebuilding was necessary. p ar t of this rebuilding rebuilding is incorporated in the Jacques Manor that stands today a few hundred yards from the remains remains of Green Spring Furnace Meanwhile, work on the furnace was resumed, and after two dec- w * mere nncLiiy OGETcin 1773. Slaves pushed the pig iron down the river on flat boats and among the casting^ were guns and cannonballs that served the revolutionary revolutionary army. Only a short time later, the \f USE 666 TABLETS. 5AIVE. M05E MOPS Acclaimed as the most thrilling, -human the smoke of victory, 20th Century-Fox's Tregaskis' "Guadalcanal Diary" comes to on Sunday. Preston Foster, Lloyd Conte and Anthony Quinn head the cast directed by Lewis Jacques-Johnson partnership dissolved, dissolved, the fojjnier retaining the furnace furnace and estate. He died in 1701, at the age of 74 and childless, and the estate was inherited by a nephew, Denton Jacques. Denton Jacques had come from England through the aid of Launcelot Launcelot when only 12. Upon falling heir to the furnace, he carried it on until 1806. Another was constructed constructed on the same site, shortly thereafter thereafter passed out of the Jacques family, and the new construction continued operations until 1S74. Meanwhile, the house, stood through the decades in its setting which caused one historian usually more concerned with family trees to become lyrical in praise of the surrounding nature. He speaks of the gentle eminence on which it is located, the lovely dale in whose midst it stands, and the mountains to the east. Then there is the story told of how George Washington and General General Braddock stood on the front lawn of the home, and watched the Pennsylvania contingent of the latter's latter's army go by. T o this there seems to be possibility of truth, for General Braddock's ill-fated march probably carried him very near the Green Spring Furnace, and it is quite possible that he fumed and stormed at Jacques Manor waiting for the Pennsylvanians to catch up with the rest of his men. The log cabin before the house, tradition says, was built around 1755 by Denton Jacques. The house itself is a two-story, weather-boarded weather-boarded structure with a hip roof that retains retains many of the features of the old dwelling, despite repairs that the passing years have made inevitable. inevitable. in

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