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It is with real pleasure that I come to [crossed out: discuss one very] talk briefly [crossed out: with] to you this morning about one of my favorite subjects-the town of Bath. I assure you that I shall indeed be brief. If you share, [crossed out: with me,] even in part, the excitement which ancient streets and ancient buildings evoke in me, I am [crossed out: sure] certain that you must be eager to tour this town and visit some of its buildings. I [crossed out: am] imagine you wish to say to me as Sherlock Holmes was want to say to his devoted biographer-"Quick Watson, the game's afoot."
The town of Bath is truly an old settlement. [crossed out: Even] Long before the first settlers from the Albemarle began to filter southward and patent land along the Pamlico, Indians had established a town upon this site. Here was located the principle town of the Pamptico tribe. The Pamptico were members of the great Algonquian family