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ANNALS OF AMERICA,
THE DISCOVERY BY COLUMBUS IN THE YEAR 1492,
THE YEAR 1826.
By ABIEL HOLMES, D. D.
MINISTER OF THE FIRST CHURCH IN CAMBRIDGE;
suum quæque in annum referre. TACITUS.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
PUBLISHED BY HILLIARD AND BROWN.
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT:
District Clerk's Office.
BE it remembered, that on the second day of January, A. D. 1829, and in the fiftythird year of the Independence of the United States of America, ABIEL HOLMES, of the said district, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, viz.
"The Annals of America, from the discovery by Columbus in the year 1492, to the year 1826. By ABIEL HOLMES, D.D. Minister of the First Church in Cambridge; Corresponding Secretary of the Massachusetts Historical Society. in annum referre. TACITUS."
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JNO. W. DAVIS.
Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.
HILLIARD, METCALF, AND COMPANY.
DIVISION OF THE ANNALS.
PART II.-BRITISH AMERICAN COLONIES.
From the Settlement of Georgia, in 1732, to the Peace of Paris, in 1763.
From the Peace of Paris, in 1763, to the Declaration of Independence, in 1776.
PART III.-THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
From the Declaration of Independence, in 1776, to the Federal
PERIOD II. From the Commencement of the Federal Government, in 1789, to the Completion of the Fiftieth Year of the Independence of the United States, in 1826.
To be added to the Catalogue of Authors.
The History of America, in Universal History, xxxviii-xli. 8vo. 1764.
Wynne's General History of the British Empire in America. 8vo. 2 vols. Lond.
N. B. Next page, read PERIOD V.
BRITISH AMERICAN COLONIES.
FROM THE SETTLEMENT OF GEORGIA, IN 1733, TO THE
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THE trustees of Georgia lost no time in the prosecution of J. Ogletheir design for planting a colony. James Oglethorpe, esquire, thorpe setone of the trustees, had embarked at Gravesend for Georgia, in ony in November, with 116 persons, destined for settlement in the Georgia. country. On the 15th of January he arrived at Charlestown, where he was treated with hospitality and respect by the governor and council of South Carolina, and received great encouragement and assistance.1 Arriving on the 1st of February at Yamacraw, on the Savannah river, he explored the country, and fixed on a high spot of ground, in the vicinity of that Indian town, as the most convenient and healthful situation for the settlers. The
1 The general assembly, at governor Johnson's motion, voted, that Oglethorpe should be furnished, at the public expense, with 104 head of breeding cattle, 25 hogs, and 20 barrels of good rice; and, beside a small craft to carry these supplies, sent the scout boats, and a body of rangers, to protect the adventurers from the insults of the Indians. Univ. Hist. xl. 440. Wynne, ii. 268, 302.
2 My authorities do not expressly say this; but, comparing the historical accounts with my own observations in Georgia, I presume to say, Savannah was laid out near Yamacraw. In the suburbs of Savannah there is a section, called to this day by that name.