olution being carried into effectual execution by transporting the said French inhabitants to the amount of near seven thousand persons, &c. Compare Lieut. Governor Lawrence's circular to the Governors in America, 11 August, 1755. Their numbers amount to near seven thousand persons. thousand of these banished people were driven on board ships, and scattered among the English colonies, from New Hampshire to Georgia;——one thousand and twenty to South Carolina alone.
Governor Lyttleton to Sec. H. Fox, 16 June, 1796. They were cast ashore without resources; hating the poor-house as a shelter for their offspring, and abhorring the thought of selling themselves as laborers.
Households, too, were separated; the colonial newspapers contained advertise-
chap VIII.} 1755 ments of members of families seeking their companions, of sons anxious to reach and relieve their parents, of mothers mourning for their children.
The wanderers sighed for their native country; but, to prevent their re