Topics in the History of South Carolina by William James RiversTopics in the History of South Carolina by William James Rivers

Topics in the History of South Carolina

byWilliam James Rivers

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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. 1850 Excerpt: ... the tribes; and to exhibit certain customs and traits of character which led the Indians to habitual warfare, and were among the chief causes of their ruin and dispersion. Mr. George Chalmers (" An Introduction," &.c, vol. 1, p. 172,) states the charge in the strongest language, " Notwithstanding the most vigorous remonstrances of the proprietaries, this province long continued that' barbarous practice' which was then introduced, of promoting Indian hostility, that they might gain by the traffic of Indian slaves. And laws were procured by the importunities of the chief rulers without success, because they contradicted the degenerate spirit of the multitude." (See also Hewit p. 115.) That Indian captives were sold to the West Indies, we cannot deny. It appears, however, that their tribe had the privilege of ransoming them. (Vide Supra, p. 40.) With regard to the " vigorous remonstrances," 1 find in the remains of the old MS. records, of Sept. 30, 1683, that by directions of the Proprietors, no Indians were allowed to be transported without a license from the Colonial Parliament. But let us conceive ourselves in the situation of the colonists, nearly two hundred years ago, in a small entrenched town on the banks of the Ashley, containing an inconsiderable number of English inhabitants. Beyond the trenches, or immediate farms, stretches an illimitable extent of unexplored forests, in which dwell countless hordes of savages. Their immemorial and unalterable custom of treating prisoners of war, is a most unmerciful and aggravated torture, surpassing all that the Spanish Inquisition ever invented. Our father, per In 1682, there were " 1000 or 1200 souls;" 1703, the white population was 4,000; It 15, whites 6,250, negro...
Title:Topics in the History of South CarolinaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:May 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217767974

ISBN - 13:9780217767972

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