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that of the islands; except that which borders on those rivers and creeks which stretch far back into the country. On these, immediately after you leave the salts, begin the valuable rice swamps, which on cultivation, afford the present principal staple of commerce. The most of the rice lands lie on rivers, which, as far as the tide flows, are called Tide-lands, or on creeks and particular branches of water, flowing in some deeper and lower
parts of the lands, which are called inland-swamps, and extend back in
Exports of Georgia, of the year 1755, 1760, 1765, 1770, and 1772.
Walue insterling money, of the exports of Georgia, for eighteen years.
1762, ! 1763, 1764, 1765, 1766,
Statement of the number of vessels cleared out of Georgia, from 1755, to 1772.
It is impossible to tell, with accuracy, what has been the amount of exports in one year since the peace, owing to the confusion into which affairs of this kind were thrown into by the late war. In return for the numerated exports are imported, West-India goods, teas, wines, various articles of clothing, and dry goods of all kinds.--From the northern states, cheese, fish, potatoes, apples, cyder and shoes. The imports and exports of this state are to and from Savannah, which has a fine harbour,
and is a place where the principal commercial business of the flate is .
transačted. The manufactures of this state have hitherto been very inconfiderable, if we except indigo, filk, and sago. In 1765, 1084 lbs. of raw silk were exported. So large a quantity, however, has not been exported in any one year before or since. The culture of filk and the manufacture of sago, are at present but little attended to. The people in the lower part of this state manufacture none of their own clothing for themselves ortheir negroes. Foralmost every article of their wearing apparel, as well as for their husbandry tools, they depend on their merchants, who import them from Great-Britain and the northern states. In the upper part of the country, however, the inhabitants manufacture the chief part of their clothing from cotton and from flax. Military strength.] In Georgia there are supposed to be about 8ooo fighting men, between fixteen and fifty years of age. Of these 2,340 are in Wilke's county, 6oo in Chatham, and 424 in Liberty county. Population, Charader, Manners, $5'c.] No actual census of the inhabitants of this state has been takenfince the war. Population, fince the peace of 1783, has increased with a surprising rapidity. It is conjectured that emigrations from Europe, the northern states, but principally from the back parts of Virginia, and the North and South Carolinas, have more than tripled the number of inhabitants in the last six years. From the most probable calculations there are, exclusive of Indians, upwards of 40,000 inhabitants in Georgia, of whom one third part at least are slaves. In the grand convention at Philadelphia, in 1787, the inhabitants of this state were reckoned at 90,000, including three-fifths of 20,000 negroes. But from the number of militia, which has been ascertained with a confiderable degree of accuracy, there cannot be at most, more than half that number. No general character will apply to the inhabitants at large. Collected from different parts of the world, as interest, necessity or inclination led them, their chara&ter and manners must of tourse partake of all the varieties, which distinguish the several states and kingdoms from whence they came. There is so little uniformity, that it is difficult to trace any governing principles among them.An aversion to labour is too predominant, owing in part to the relaxing heat of the climate, and partly to the want of necessity to excite industry. An open and friendly hospitality, particularly to strangers,isan ornamental characteristic of agreatpartofthispeople.