Colonial Mobile: An Historical Study, Largely from Original Sources, of the Alabama-Tombigbee Basin from the Discovery of Mobile Bay in 1519 Until the Demolition of Fort Charlotte in 1821

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Houghton Mifflin, 1897 - Alabama - 446 pages
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Page 229 - ... are put in opposite motions. The workman sits behind the frame, with a thin board before him, upon which is placed the cotton, thinly spread, which the rollers receive. The lint goes through the rollers, and the seed falls down in a separate pile.
Page 192 - The correspondence which I am obliged to have with the English, who write to me from all parts, and particularly with the Governor of Mobile, gives me serious occupation. This governor is an extraordinary man. As he knows that I speak English, he occasionally writes to me in verse. He speaks to me of Francis I. and Charles V. He compares Pontiak, an Indian chief, to Mithridates ; he says that he goes to bed with Montesquieu. When there occur some petty difficulties between the inhabitants of New...
Page 183 - Nation have a right to grant. And the said Chiefs, for themselves and their Nations, give and confirm the Property of all the Lands contained between the above described Lines and the Sea, to His Majesty the King of Great Britain and his successors, Reserving to themselves full right and property in all the Lands to the Northward of said Lines now possessed by them ; And none of His Majesty's white Subjects shall be permitted to settle on Tombeekbe River, to the Northward of the Rivulet called Centibouck.
Page 194 - For sending flour belonging to the King to New Orleans, and selling or attempting to sell it there, by means of one Pallachio, a Jew. For selling the Fort of Tombeckbee to Mr. Terry, a merchant. For misapplication of ten thousand pounds said to be expended on Indian presents, and on the fortifications. For making a job of the Publick service, in the operation of the Iberville. For turning in a different channel the monies, which should have been expended on the Barracks, so that the officers and...
Page 183 - Warriors, and Leaders of our respective Nations, by virtue and in pursuance of the full right and power which we now have and are possessed of, have agreed, and we do hereby agree, that for the future the Boundary line of His...
Page 182 - whether we regard the situation or the climate, West Florida bids fair to be the emporium as well as the most pleasant part of the New World.
Page 192 - Magna Charta and the laws of Great Britain. It is said that the English ministry sent him to Mobile to get rid of him, because he was one of the hottest in the opposition. He pays me handsome compliments, which I duly return to him, and, upon the whole, he is a man of parts, but a dangerous neighbor, against whom it is well to be on one's guard.
Page 183 - Buckatanne river to its confluence to the river Pascagoula, and down by the course of the river Pascagoula, within twelve leagues of the sea coast ; and thence by a due west line, as far as the Choctaw nation have a right to grant...
Page 229 - ... of the green seed kind. The packing of the cotton is done in large canvass bags, which must be wetted as the cotton is put in, that it may not hang to the cloth, and may slide better down. The bag is suspended between two trees, posts, or beams ; and a negro, with his feet, stamps it down. These bags are generally made to contain from three hundred and fifty pounds, to tour hundred pounds each. 1 1 have been lately favored,
Page 312 - ... unfit for cultivation, and the banks of the rivers, which are fertile in the extreme, and to which agriculture is almost wholly confined for a number of miles above the boundary. But those lands are subject to a great inconvenience from the inundations of the rivers. Planting is not attempted in the...

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