Some of My People, Viewed by An Irascible Frenchman, A While Ago

Tue Nov 7, 2006

fryday 15th. Set out from the vessel with my servant and portmantle on his Sholder. we walked 7 miles to where there were some whale fishers tents, and got one of them to Cary us over the Sound [Core Sound] in their boat to Beaufort, a Small vilage not above 12 houses, the inhabitants seem miserable, they are very lasy and Indolent, they live mostly on fish and oisters, which they have here in great plenty. (733)

“Journal of a French Traveller in the Colonies, 1765, I.” The American Historical Review 26. 4 (Jul., 1921): 726-747.