As a girl, Casie Blount, had little interest in the family business, which counted presidents (Kennedy, Nixon and both Roosevelts, to name a few) and a pope (John Paul II) among its clientele. Then one day when she was 14, Casie Blount’s father dragged her to work, mainly because her mother had to take her little brother to the doctor. Source

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Abrege Chronologie de L'Histoire de France
Par Francois de Mezeray
Amsterdam Chez Henri Schelte 1701

Each reign is accompanied by a fine copper engraved portrait in the text of the Monarch

Each volume has the engraved armorial bookplate of The Right Hon.ble William Lord North of Carthlageand Baron Grey of of Rolleston [dated 1703]
William North, 6th Baron North and 2nd Baron Grey (22 December 1678 – 31 October 1734), known as Lord North and Grey, was an English soldier and Jacobite, and a peer for more than forty years. He had the right to sit in the House of Lords between 1698 and 1734, although he spent the last twelve years of his life overseas.

North and Grey was the first of his family to become a professional soldier, and he rose to the rank of Lieutenant General. His career faltered after the death of Queen Anne because he was known to be a Jacobite. After being arrested for his part in the Atterbury Plot, but released for lack of evidence, North and Grey took service in the army of King Philip V of Spain. He died in Madrid.

[Volumes 2-6 only]