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Sunday, May 19, 2013


Horses in the colony went unshod, which caused no damage or inconvenience as the roadbeds were part level and sandy. The ordinary pace of the Virginian riders was a sharp hand gallop which led to the expression "a planters pace" as an indication of the energy with which they travelled and the fleetness of their steeds.
Source: Clayton's Virginia, p. 35.

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