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Soon after his death a charter was granted to his institution in Geor. gia, and the Rev. Mr. Percy was appointed president of the college. Mr. Percy accordingly came over to execute his office, but, unfortunately, on the 30th of May, 1775, the orphan-house building caught fire, and was entirely consumed, except the two wings, which are still remaining. The American war soon after came on, and put every thing into confufion, and the funds have ever since lay in an unprodućtive state. It is probable, that the college estate may hereafter be so incorporated with the university of Georgia, as to subserve the original and pious purposes of its founder. From the time Georgia became a royal government, in 1752, till the peace of Paris, in 1763, she struggled under many difficulties, arising from the want of credit, from friends, and the molestations of enemies. The good effects of the peace were sensibly felt in the province of Georgia. From this time it began to flourish, under the fatherly care of Governor Wright. To form a judgment of the rapid growth of the colony, we need only attend to its exports. In the year 1763, the exports of Georgia consisted of 7,500 barrels of rice, 9,633 pounds of indigo, 1,250 bushels of Indian corn, which, together with deer and beaver skins, naval stores, provisions, timber, &c. amounted to no more than 4.27,021 sterling. Ten years afterwards, in 1773, it exported commodities to the value of A. 121,677 sterling. During the late war, Georgia was over-run by the British troops, and the inhabitants were obliged to flee into the neighbouring states for safety. The sufferings and losses of her citizens were as great, in proportion to their numbers and wealth, as in any of the states. Since the peace, the progress of the population of this state, has been astonishingly rapid. Its growth in improvement and population has been checked by the hostile irruptions of the Creek Indians, which have been frequent,

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of the geographer, the surveyors, and every traveller that has been inti

mately acquainted with the country, and marked every natural object with the most scrupulous exactness—That no part of the federal territory unites so many advantages, in point of health, fertility, variety of production and foreign entercourse, as that tract which stretches from the Muskingum to the Sioto and the Great Miami rivers. “Colonel Gordon, in his journal, speaking of a much large range of country, in which this is included, and makes unquestionably the finest

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