In the Affairs of the World: Women, Patriarchy, and Power in Colonial South Carolina

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Chapter One
“They Who Want to Go Quickly,
Go to Carolina”: Settling the
South Carolina Low Country

Black and white all mix’d together,
Inconstant, strange, unhealthful Weather
Burning heat & chilling cold
Dangerous both to young & old
Boisterous winds & heavy raines
Fevers & rhumatic pains
Agues plenty without doubt
Sores, Boils, the Prickling Heat & Gout
Musquitos on the Skin make-blotches,
Centipedes & large Cock-roaches
Frightful creatures in the waters
Porpoises, Sharks & Alligators
Houses built on barren Land
No Lamps or Lights, but Streets of Sand
Pleasant Walks, if you can find ‘em
Scandalous Tongues, if any mind ‘em
The Markets dear & little money
Large Potatoes, sweet as honey
Water bad, & past all drinking
Men & Women without thinking
Everything at a high price

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