thousand; in Georgia, about two thousand; so that the country south of the Potomac, may have had one hundred and seventy-eight thousand.
Of the Southern group, Georgia
Chalmers' Revolt, II., 803.—the chosen asylum of misfortune–had been languishing under the guardianship of a corporation, whose benefits had not equalled the benevolence of its designs.
The council of its trustees had granted no legislative rights to those whom they assumed to protect, but, meeting at a London tavern,
Knox, 162, 164.
Stokes on the Colonies, 164. by their own power imposed taxes on its Indian trade.
Industry was disheartened by the entail of freeholds; summer, extending through months not its own, engendered pestilent vapors from the lowlands, as they were opened to the sun; American silk, it is true, was admitted into London duty-free, but the wants of the wilderness left no leisure to feed the silkworm and reel its thread; nor had the cultivator learned to gather cotton from the down of the