The History of Carolina, Containing the Exact Description and Natural History of that Country: Together with the Present State Thereof and a Journal of a Thousand Miles Traveled Through Several Nations of Indians, Giving a Particular Account of Their Customs, Manners, &c., &c

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O.H. Perry & Company, 1860 - 390 sivua
 

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Sivu 363 - The Small-Pox and Rum, have made such a Destruction amongst them that, on good Grounds, I do believe, there is not the sixth Savage living within two hundred Miles of all our Settlements, as there were fifty Years ago.
Sivu 134 - Botanist. Had not the ingenious Mr. Banister (the greatest Virtuoso we ever had on the Continent) been unfortunately taken out of this World, he would have given the best Account of the Plants of America, of any that ever yet made such an Attempt in these parts.
Sivu 292 - They say it is our Duty thus to do; for there are several Works that one Man cannot effect, therefore we must give him our Help, otherwise our Society will fall, and we shall be deprived of those urgent Necessities which Life requires.
Sivu 108 - A further confirmation of this we have from the Hatteras Indians who either then lived on Roanoke Island or much frequented it. These tell us that several of their ancestors were white people and could talk in a book as we do : the truth of which is confirmed by gray eyes being found frequently amongst these Indians and no others.
Sivu xi - ... acquainted with the ways of living in both Indies; of whom having made inquiry concerning them, he assured me that Carolina was the best country I could go to, and that there then lay a ship in the Thames in which I might have my passage. I laid hold on this opportunity, and was not long on board before we fell down the river and sailed to Cowes, where, having taken in some passengers, we proceeded on our voyage, till we sprung a leak, and were forced into the Islands of Scilly.
Sivu 299 - Indian women which now happen in my way, when young, and at maturity, they are as fine shaped creatures, take them generally, as any in the universe. They are of a tawny complexion, their eyes very brisk and amorous, their smiles afford the finest composure a face can possess, their hands are of the finest make, with small, long fingers, and as soft as their cheeks, and their whole bodies of a smooth nature. They are not so uncouth or unlikely as we suppose them, nor are they strangers or not proficients...
Sivu 323 - Europeans generally do ; for the loss of the meanest person in the nation, they will go to war and lay all at stake, and prosecute their designs to the utmost, till the nation they were injured by, be wholly destroyed, or make them that satisfaction which they demand.
Sivu 292 - Corn-Fields, but every Man knows his own, and it scarce ever happens that they rob one another of so much as an Ear of Corn, which, if any is found to do, he is sentenced by the Elders to work and plant for him that was robbed, till he is recompensed for all the Damage he has suffered in his Corn-Field; and this is punctually performed, and the Thief held in Disgrace that steals from any of his Country-Folks...
Sivu 385 - We look upon them with Scorn and Disdain and think them little better than Beasts in human Shape, though if well examined, we shall find that for all our Religion and Education we possess more moral Deformities and Evils than these Savages do, or are acquainted...
Sivu 117 - Grapes which we ate of. We found a very large and good Tract of Land on the NW Side of the River, thin of Timber, except here and there a very great Oak, and full of Grass, commonly as high as a Man's Middle, and in many Places to his Shoulders, where we saw many Deer and Turkies; one Deer having very large Horns and great Body, therefore called it Stag-Park.

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