Aboriginal and Colonial Epochs

Aboriginal and Colonial Epochs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...have prevented from having a crop this year.... " I can see nothing but destruction to the Colony unless some assistance be immediately sent us. I support things for a while by some money I have in my hands, and the rest I supply with my own money, for I will not incur Debts nor draw Bills upon you.... " If this (I know not what name to give it) had not happened, the Colony had overcome all it's difficulties and had been in a flourishing condition." He advises the trustees that the Italians are pleased with their new home, and that Camuse and the members of his family had wound some silk as fine as that made in Georgia during the past year. The mulberry-trees in the public garden were again growing luxuriantly, and promised a foliage which would soon subsist " a great quantity of worms." Clay had been found from which a potter was manufacturing excellent ware. Several yokes of oxen and several carts with horses were employed by the inhabitants of Savannah. The trustees' saw-mill was turning out seven hundred feet of boards per oliem; and, if managed properly, would " bring an income." The idle people had run away, and " a spirit of industry seemed to be stirring." He hopes with his own money to " make shift to support the most valuable part of the people." " I have already expended a great deal," writes this noble and generous man, " and, as far as the income of my estate and employments for this year will go, I shall sooner lay it out in supporting the Colony (till I can hear from you) than in any other diversion." ' After payment of outstanding debts, he estimates 5,000 as the lowest sum practicable for carrying on the civil concerns...show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658046X
  • 9781236580467