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Alexander Hewatt
<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">By Alexander Hewatt</span>
Printed for Alexander Donaldson, London, 1779. FIRST EDITION. 347, 329 pp. Hardcover in marbled paper boards and leather spine. Married set, similar but not exactly uniformly bound. Most of leather spine on Volume II is chipped away. Boards still holding, but loosening. Very light scattered foxing. Volume I is much more on outer binding. Alexander Hewatt (Hewat) (1739-1824) was a Scottish-born Presbyterian minister who presided in a Charleston, South Carolina church from 1763 to 1777, when his property was seized and he was expelled for being a loyalist. Considered the earliest and best account of Colonial South Carolina and Georgia. His book remains important to this day because it is based on his own observations, a first-hand source, as well as his research. He discussed the immigration of British, French and other European migrants because of religious persecution and the lives and economy they created in the Carolinas. He described in detail the customs and lives of Native Americans of the region. He also deals with the introduction of African slaves and the institution of slavery which he opposed. Howes H452 ("Earliest history of this region."); Sabin 31630. I've done my best to describe the book, but if you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: crottsy [Clemmons, North Carolina, United States]
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