The Early History of Jackson County, Georgia
by Gustavus James Nash Wilson (9780217077378)

The Early History of Jackson County, Georgia
Gustavus James Nash Wilson
Release Date: 10 December 0140
Format: Paperback
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9780217077378
ISBN-10: 0217077374

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER XI. The Cold Winter And A Visit By Governor Matthews?The Organization For Mutual Protection. It was now January 1795. Except the efforts made to kidnap one of their best-loved citizens, the Talasee Colony and the inhabitants of Beadland had been free from any immediate danger, and were eminently prosperous and well contented. They knew that the Lower Creeks were giving the citizens of Bryan, Liberty, Mclntosh, and other adjacent counties serious trouble; but as the whites under Col. Josiah Tatnall, uncle of our Josiah Strong, and for whom he was named, were constantly victorious, they had little fear that the disturbance would reach so far into the wilderness as Talasee and Snodon. Nevertheless they whetted their knives, picked their flints, kept their powder dry, and Tata Nyxter and Ocean Scupeen patrolled the country day and night. Anything that escaped the eyes of those two boys was hard to see, indeed. The people knew that "eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." The winter was intensely cold?colder, the oldest natives said, than they had ever known before. The ground had been covered with alternate layers of frozen rain and snow for six weeks with no prospect of an early change. Animals and birds became ravenously hungry. Panthers and wolves, troublesome at any time, were more dangerous than ever before. Hundreds of them were shot in the yards around the cabins during the day, and at night they were kept at a respectful distance by roaring fires in the chimneys and by burning pine knots outsides the houses. Sometimes even these precautions did not effect their purpose. One night a gang of wolves being made ravenous by smelling the blood of a deer that Mr. Draper had dressed that day, broke over, to them, the mysterious circle, and rushing between th...

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