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 newfor their own temple and land, escaped to sea in boats, and went coasting from harbor to harbor; but when they had reached New England, just as they would have set sail for their native fields, they were stopped by orders from Nova Scotia.
Gov. Lyttleton of S. C. to Fox, 16 June, 1756. Gov. Lawrence, Circular, 1 July, 1756.
See also Representations of the Board of Trade against Reynolds, Governor of Georgia. Those who dwelt on the St. John's were torn once more from their new homes.