Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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History | S. Babcock & Co. | 1840
Transcription 76THE HISTORY OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Other circumstances contributed to this conviction, and
strengthened the hostility of the people of Augustine.
They had always beheld the settlements of the Eng-
lish with jealousy, and the establishment of a new
colony, under lord Cardross, a Scotch nobleman, at Port
Royal, served to renew the ancient grudge, and furnished
a new provocation to hostility. They invaded the south-
ern frontiers of the colony, and descended suddenly
upon the Scotch at Port Royal, whom they expelled.
Laying the settlements waste as they went, they as sud-
denly retired, ere men could be mustered to encounter
them, or resent the inroad. The spirit of the Caroli-
nians, whom continued wars had made a martial people,
was at once aroused by this aggression, and they resol-
ved, with one mind, to carry their arms into the enemy's
territory. An expedition was determined upon, and pre-
parations begun for an invasion of Florida. But the
proprietaries hastened to arrest this purpose. They suc-
ceeded for the time ; but the angry feelings which were
brought into activity on this occasion, were never suffer-
ed entirely to sleep ; and they found their utterance but
a few seasons after this event, when, under the govern-
ment of a man fond of warlike enterprizes, the colonists
prepared to feed fat the ancient grudge" which they
bore against their hereditary foes.
James Colleton, a landgrave of Carolina, and brother
of one of the lords proprietors, succeeded to Moreton.
For a time his administration gave universal satisfaction ;
but an endeavor to carry out his instructions, renewed
the old conflicts between the people and their lords, in
all their original virulence and vigor. The progress of