A Gazetteer of the State of Georgia

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J. W. Martin and W. K. Boden, 1829 - Georgia - 300 pages

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Page 2 - In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Chart*. and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned." And also to the act, entitled, " An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled " An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time* therein mentioned,"...
Page 2 - Goodrich, of the said District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " THE CHILD'S BOTANY," In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 260 - To explore the first introduction of the short staple cotton into this country, would now, in all human probability, be impossible; but we may very well suppose, it was by one of the southern proprietary governments; and possibly from Turkey, the trade of which country with England was then of much higher consideration than it has subsequently become. Nor would it have escaped those proprietors, (many of whom were enlightened men,) that the climate of Asia Minor, where cotton grew abundantly, was...
Page 202 - Honor and shame from no condition rise ; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.
Page 196 - McCorkle, from South Carolina, entered, and in a most savage manner murdered him! His brother, George Dooly, soon after pursued and put an end to McCorkle and his associates.
Page 211 - I have got my furlough. That sword was presented to me by governor Rutledge, for my services in the defence of fort Moultrie — give it to my father, and tell him I have worn it with honor. If he should weep, tell him his son died in the hope of a better life. Tell Mrs. Elliot that I lost my life in supporting the colors which she presented to our regiment.
Page 261 - There was one plant that would grow, and that bore abundantly ; it was cotton. The seed, as I have been often informed by respectable gentlemen from the Bahamas, was in the first instance procured from a small Island in the West Indies, celebrated for its cotton, called Anguilla. It was therefore long after its introduction into this country, called Anguilla seed.
Page 264 - Couper planted some acres of Bourbon cotton; it grew and blossomed, but did not ripen its fruit, and perished in the winter. Mr. Hamilton sent a cotton...
Page 261 - Cotton rose much in price, its various qualities attracted notice, and the world was searched for the finer kinds. The Island of Bourbon was alone found to produce them, and yet the Bourbon cotton greatly resembled in its growth our green seed cotton; although it cannot be its parent plant, for all attempts to naturalize it in Georgia (which were many and repeated) have failed. It gave...
Page 262 - I know my father planted his cotton-seed in the spring of 1787, upon the banks of a small rice field on St. Simon's island. The land was rich and warm, the cotton grew large and blossomed, but did not ripen to fruit; it however rattooned or grew from the roots the following year.

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