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The Indians' New WorldCatawbas and Their Neighbors from European Contact through the Era of Removal$
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James H. Merrell

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780807834039

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807838693_Merrell

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Prologue The Flower of Carolina: John Lawson's Journey

Prologue The Flower of Carolina: John Lawson's Journey

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(p.1) Prologue The Flower of Carolina: John Lawson's Journey
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The Indians' New World
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James H. Merrell

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9780807834039.003.0001

This chapter focuses on an Englishman who, during the spring of 1700, decided to see the world. That man's name is John Lawson. No set itinerary cluttered up his plans; he later recalled that his “Intention, at that Time,” was simply “to travel.” A chance meeting with one more experienced in such things turned Lawson's thoughts away from Rome and convinced him “that Carolina was the best Country I could go to.” The rest was easy. A ship stood ready in the Thames, Lawson booked passage, and by the end of the summer he was sightseeing in Charleston. Neither the South Carolina capital's charms nor the hospitality of its citizenry could hold Lawson for long, however. Before the year was out, the restless traveler set off again, this time on an overland journey to North Carolina in the company of five colonists and four Indians.

Keywords:   John Lawson, Carolina, Thames, South Carolina capital, North Carolina, colonists, Indians

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