A Contribution to the History of the Huguenots of South Carolina: Consisting of Pamphlets

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Knickerbocker Press, 1887 - Agriculture - 176 pages
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Page 93 - To sit on rocks, to muse o'er flood and fell, To slowly trace the forest's shady scene, Where things that own not man's dominion dwell, And mortal foot hath ne'er or rarely been ; To climb the trackless mountain all unseen, With the wild flock that never needs a fold ; Alone o'er steeps and foaming falls to lean ; This is not solitude ; 'tis but to hold Converse with Nature's charms, and view her stores unroll'd.
Page 103 - Jews, strangers, sailors, servants, negroes, and almost every Frenchman in Craven and Berkley counties, came down to elect, and their votes were taken, and the persons by them voted for, were returned by the sheriffs." At this time it appears that Charleston was the only place in the colony at which polls were opened, and here it was necessary for citizens from every county to come, in order to enjoy the elective...
Page 104 - At this time it appears that Charleston was the only place in the colony at which polls were opened, and here it was necessary for citizens from every county to come, in order to enjoy the elective franchise.* The Assembly they elected, established the Church of England in the colony, but with such provisions, that the Bishop of London, and the Society for Propagating the Gospel in America, resolved not to send or support any missionaries in the province, until the act, or the clause relating to...
Page 98 - At noon we came up with several French Plantations, meeting with several Creeks by the Way, the French were very officious in assisting with their small Dories to pass over these Waters, ( whom we met coming from their Church ) , being all of them clean and decent in their Apparel; their Houses and Plantations suitable in Neatness and Contrivance.
Page 140 - ... it ; for laughter, gay and unconcerned, is its proper accompaniment. No soft nothings can here be whispered, for the duties of the dance require your constant attention : no graceful insouciance can be tolerated, for the comfort and happiness of others depend absolutely upon your own good behaviour, no less than upon theirs. Many persons, thinking it too fatiguing, have fancied that the Virginia reel might be a happy substitute for it. But this is long and languid. It is like diluted spirits,...
Page 89 - THIS brochure from the Charleston press constitutes a sufficient text for us, while we seek to report the domestic and social history, from the earliest known periods, of the region of country in which the scene is laid. Our beginning is fairly made by Oldmixon in his " Carolina." " We come now," saith this old chronicler, to South-Carolina, which is parted from North by Zantee river. The adjacent county is called Craven county: it is pretty well inhabited by English and French ; of the latter, there...
Page 98 - Christian faith ; which union hath propagated a happy and delightful concord in all other matters throughout the whole neighborhood ; living amongst themselves as one tribe or kindred, every one making it his business to be assistant to the wants of his countrymen, preserving his estate and reputation with the same exactness and concern as he does his own ; all seeming to share in the misfortunes, and rejoice in the advance and rise of their brethren.
Page 98 - Neighborhood, living amongst themselves as one Tribe or Kindred, every one making it his Business to be assistant to the Wants of his Countryman, preserving his Estate and Reputation with the same Exactness and concern as he does his own, all seeming to share in the Misfortunes, and rejoice at the Advance and Rise of their Brethren.
Page 6 - States under a federal republican form of government, the principal staple production of South Carolina has been the best rice in the world. At first, rice was cultivated on the high land, and on little spots of low ground, as they were met with here and there. These low grounds being found to agree better with the plant, the inland swamps were cleared for the purpose of extending the culture. In the process of time, as the fields became too grassy and stubborn, they were abandoned for new clearings;...
Page 12 - American ship, which imported 8 bags of cotton into Liverpool, was seized, on the ground that so much cotton could not be the produce of the United States.

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