"A scatter'd race — a wild, unfetter'd tribe,
That in the forests dwell — that send no ships
For commerce on the waters — rear no walls
To shelter from the storm, or shield from strife; —
And leave behind, in memory of their name,
No monument, save in the dim, deep woods,
That daily perish as their lords have done
Beneath the keen stroke of the pioneer.
Let us look back upon their forest homes,
As in that earlier time, when first their foes,
The pale-faced, from the distant nations came,
They dotted the green banks of winding streams."
THE district of Beaufort, lying along the Atlantic coast in the State of South Carolina, is especially commended to the regards of the antiquarian as the region first distinguished in the history of the United States by an European settlement. * Here a colony of French Huguenots was established in 1562, under the auspices of the celebrated Gaspard de Coligni, admiral of France, who, in the reign of Charles IX., conceived the necessity of such a settlement, with the hope of securing a sanctuary for French protestants, when they should be compelled, as he foresaw they soon would, by the anti-religious persecutions of the time, to fly from their native into foreign regions. This settlement, however, proved unsuccessful; and the events which history records of the subsequent efforts of the French to establish colonies in the same neighbourhood, while of unquestionable authority, have all the charm of the most delightful romance.
It was not till an hundred years after, that the same spot was____________________