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and began to reconnoitre the country and to hunt. All the kinds of wild beasts that were natural to America, the stately elk, the timid deer, the antlered stag, the wild-cat, the bear, the panther and the wolf, couched among the canes, or roamed over the rich grasses, which even beneath the thickest shade sprung luxuriantly out of the generous soil. The buffaloes cropped fearlessly the herbage, or browsed on the leaves of the reed, and were more frequent than cattle in the settlements of Carolina herdsmen. Sometimes there were hundreds in a drove, and round the salt-licks their numbers were amazing. Boone's Autobiography. The summer in which for the first time, a party of white men enjoyed the brilliancy of nature near, and in the valley of the Elkhorn, passed away in the oc- Chap. XLI.} cupations of exploring parties and the chase. But one by one, Boone's companions dropped off, till he was left alone with John Stewart. They jointly found unceasing delight in the wonder
ars, of which three fourths went directly or indirectly to England. Unhappily its laws restraining the importation of negroes had expired on the first of January, and their renewal was prohibited. In consequence, five thousand five hundred negroes, chiefly adults, for immediate service, were sent there within eleven months, and, were sold upon an average at near forty pounds sterling each, amounting in the aggregate to a million of dollars. But however closely the ties of interest bound Carolina to England, the people were high- Chap. XLII.} 1769. Dec. spirited; and notwithstanding the great inconvenience to their trade, they persevered in the strict observance of their association; looking with impatient anxiety for the desired repeal of the Act complained of. Bull to Hillsborough, 6 Dec. 261. Thus all America confined its issue with Great Britain to the single question of the Act imposing a duty on tea. Will not a repeal of all other duties satisfy the colonists? Strah
s Civil and Political History of Tennessee, 77. Sometimes trappers and restless emigrants, boldest of their class, took the risk of crossing the country from Carolina to the Mississippi; but of those who perished by the way, no tradition preserves the names. Others, following the natural highways of the West, descended from Prt of record. Boston Gazette, 22 July, 1771; 849, 2, 3. Yet the record was not closed. In the old counties of Orange and Mecklenburg, the overhill glades of Carolina, and the little band of moun- Chap. XLVI. taineers who planted the commonwealth of Tennessee, a bloodthirsty Governor, in his vengeful zeal for the Crown, had treasured up wrath for the day of wrath. Note. The successor of Tryon reached Carolina in August, 1771, and drank in all the accounts of the glorious spirit, which had defeated the Regulators near the Alamance. The next year he made a tour into Orange County. The result of his observations is best given in his own words.
their cause into their own hands; they demanded institutions like those of Connecticut, and set themselves inflexibly against any proposal for a Government, which should be irresponsible to themselves. In 1771, they had assembled in a General Meeting, and had fixed upon their scheme; they never departed from it; expecting to appoint their own Governor and all civil Magistrates. Hamilton to Gage, 8 Aug. 1772. The rights of freemen were demanded as boldly on the Prairies of Illinois as in Carolina or New England. Towards the people at Vincennes, Hillsborough was less relenting; for there was no Spanish shore to which they could fly. They were, by formal proclamation, peremptorily commanded to retire within the jurisdiction of some one of the Colonies. Proclamation of 8 April, 1772. Compare Gage to Hillsborough, 4 March, 1772. But the men Compare Inhabitants of Vincennes to Gage, 18 Sept. 1772, and Memorial of the same date. of Indiana were as unwilling to abandon their homes
ntment of strangers to every office, the Governor had for four years negatived every taxbill in the hope of controlling the appropriations. In North Carolina, the law establishing courts of justice had expired; in the conflict of claims of power between the Governor and the Legislature, every new law on the subject was negatived, and there were no courts of any kind in the Province. Martin to Dartmouth, 25 Dec. 1773. Quincy's Quincy, 121, 123. The most orderly and best governed part of Carolina was the self-organized Republic of Watauga, beyond the mountains, where the settlements were extending along the Holston, as well as south of the Nollichucky. Every where an intrepid, hardy and industrious population, heedless of proclamations, was moving westward through all the gates of the Alleghanies; seating themselves on the New River and the Green Chap. LII.} 1774. Feb. Briar, on the branches of the Monongahela, or even making their way to the Mississippi; accepting from nature