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 235 - AT the request of Dr. Fothergill, of London, to search the Floridas, and the western parts of Carolina and Georgia, for the discovery of rare and useful productions of nature, chiefly in the vegetable kingdom...
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 - ... 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. And the said chiefs, for themselves and their nations, give and confirm the property of all the lands contained between the above described...
Page 183 - Chickianoce and Alibamont rivers, a straight line to the confluence of Bance and Tombecbee rivers; from thence, by a line along the western bank of Bance River, till its confluence with the...
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 Majesty's said Province of East Florida, shall be all the Sea Coast as far as the Tide flows, in the manner settled with the English by the great Tomachicke, with all the Country to the Eastward of St.
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 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 314 - The easiest way from the Gulf of Mexico by water into the United States, is up those rivers, the navigation of each being equally good. The upland on those rivers is of an inferior quality from their mouths up to the latitude of Fort St. Stephens, phens, and produces little beside pitch-pine and wiregrass ; but is said to become better as you ascend the rivers. The lands on those rivers have notwithstanding had a good character for fertility ; but this has arisen from not discriminating between the...
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,

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