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Many Americans think of the Revolutionary War as the pivotal event of eighteenth-century America because, to them, it represents the beginnings of our country. However, some historians argue that the French and Indian War was more ificant, as its events and aftermath started Americans on the path to independence.


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Its source is unknown. Reproductions and permissions may be obtained from the Historical Society of Washington, D. Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate. A Frenchman in Virginia; being the memoirs of a Huguenot refugee in.

Durand, O. A Visit to Kiccotan 19 IV. An Overseer's Wedding 32 VI. Contributor: Durand - Harrison, Fairfax Date: The only clew to the identity Collecting all his available money, he fled to Marseilles.

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While there he saw some of his unfortunate neighbours, who had refused to recant, lead to the galleys, shaven and manacled. Depressed by the spectacle, he made Image 10 of A Frenchman in Virginia; being the memoirs of a Huguenot refugee in8 alluring broides which he had read at home, depicting, on behalf of the Proprietors, the joys and opportunities of residence in Carolina. He determined to emigrate to America.

Under a bad mannered and unskillful master the ship's company included, with a of men and women drafted from the London slums and going out as servants, several English merchants. Image 12 of A Frenchman in Virginia; being the memoirs of a Huguenot refugee in10 He was a great comfort to me not only because he spoke French but because I found him the most honest and agreeable man I had ever met. The voyage was protracted by bad weather.

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At the end of eighteen weeks, when, according to the ship's master, they should have been within 24 leagues of Charles Town, they spoke a ship from Barbadoes, Image 13 of A Frenchman in Virginia; being the memoirs of a Huguenot refugee in11 health, that eleven months later when he returned only two were left alive and that so far as he could learn there was not an acre of good land in the whole colony. One of the sailors added that he had been there last year in July and that then half the population of Charles Town had either left or was dead.

Image 14 of A Frenchman in Virginia; being the memoirs of a Huguenot refugee in12 off Hatteras, and was disabled. After battling with contrary winds for another day, the Master gave up the fight and, turning about, made a run for the Virginia capes, planning to refit before he pursued his voyage.

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The neighbouring Gloucester men immediately swarmed on board. Image 15 of A Frenchman in Virginia; being the memoirs of a Huguenot refugee in13 II The North River Neighbourhood in Gloucester THE place where we landed was in the county of Gloucester, outwardly one of the most charming in all Virginia, but neither the most healthy nor socially the most agreeable; there are, indeed, no gentlemen living there.

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My compatriot came on board daily to take me off in his canoe; but after seven or eight days Image 16 of A Frenchman in Virginia; being the memoirs of a Huguenot refugee in14 stay on board. Several days later, as the crew was stepping a new foremast, the ship began to take water so freely that two men had to stand by the pumps day and night, and it soon became expedient to beach the ship, on the flood tide, in order to careen her.

The leak proved to be in the bottom and to reach Image 17 of A Frenchman in Virginia; being the memoirs of a Huguenot refugee in15 stranger in turn and I had to return the compliment to each. They drink rum also, which is much stronger than brandy. Until they were drunk these people usually let me drink as I wished and thus I merely kissed the glass, but once they were fairly soaked they insisted on the rigor of the etiquette.

This distressed me so that as soon Image 18 of A Frenchman in Virginia; being the memoirs of a Huguenot refugee in16 established on shore I had the unexpected pleasure of seeing Mr. Isny again. He had landed in Gemrive County3 with the other merchants, and there heard of our arrival at [New] Point Comfort in Gloucester for such was the name of the place where I was.

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Being en route to see the Governor,4 he now had the kindness to turn out of his Image 19 of A Frenchman in Virginia; being the memoirs of a Huguenot refugee in17 we should never meet again and embraced with great tenderness. All these rumours about Carolina discouraged two more of the merchants.

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They had persisted so far because their passage was paid, but now they were so affected that they withdrew their goods from the ship and established themselves as best they could in Gloucester. Moreover, the Captain sold here all the women servants Image 20 of A Frenchman in Virginia; being the memoirs of a Huguenot refugee in18 so judged that that situation was unhealthy. Moreover, these honest folk, who in their cups had forced me to drink by way of hospitality more of their cider than I could carry, changed their tune when sober.

Once I sought to buy, for daily use, the liquor with which they had been so free, they charged me six pence a pot, although they Image 21 of A Frenchman in Virginia; being the memoirs of a Huguenot refugee in19 III A Visit to Kiccotan AT last, after the work on the ship had been in progress for five weeks, the master came to my lodgings and informed me that he would sail in two days.

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Accordingly, despite a peculiar weakness and langor which suddenly overcame me, I prepared to remove my goods on board; but that very night I lay sick of Image 22 of A Frenchman in Virginia; being the memoirs of a Huguenot refugee in20 Two months later we learned that the ship was lost with all on board soon after passing out of the Virginia capes.

When Mr. Isny was with me, unconscious of what was to befall him at the Governor's house, he had proposed that I go to live with him, saying that he was comfortably established in the house of one Mr. Servent, an Image 23 of A Frenchman in Virginia; being the memoirs of a Huguenot refugee in21 must have shown itself in these obstacles to my plans.

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For these considerations I no longer persisted in my determination to go to Carolina and I recognized that God called me elsewhere. But I was bored greatly where I was. I could talk to no one for lack of the language, but it would have done me little good if I had known Image 24 of A Frenchman in Virginia; being the memoirs of a Huguenot refugee in22 mind I sauntered daily on the beach which is, by the way, one of the most charming of promenades and sometimes went some distance from my lodging. I took with me always my servant, a lad of twenty, who was beginning to pick up some English, and through him I made enquiry everywhere if any one was going to Gemrive by sea.

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Image 25 of A Frenchman in Virginia; being the memoirs of a Huguenot refugee in23 others, which go farther inland, five or six. The one called North River is an arm of the Bay:5 it makes five leagues into Gloucester and is three in breadth. These waters serve all the inhabitants as a common highway, as do likewise the four great rivers. For this reason it happens that none of the plantation houses, even the most remote, is per 25 50 Download PDF all s Text all s.

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Harrison, Fairfax, Medium p. Cite This Item Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate. APA citation style: Durand, O. The Virginians on the Ohio and the Mississippi inAlso available in digital form.

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Contributor: Harrison, Fairfax Date: Cover title. Also available in digital form. Travels in Virginia in revolutionary times, "List of travels": p.

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Contributor: Morrison, Alfred J. Alfred James Date: You might also like. Burton Norvell Harrison family papers, Correspondence, diaries, reports, memoranda, manuscripts of articles, speeches, and books, and other papers. Papers of J. Harrison include his correspondence with William W. Norvell relating to national and Virginia politics during the Pomponette Sheet Music. Additional Physical Form. Contributor: Ellis, John F. Contributor: Highsmith, Carol M.

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