Excerpt from A View of South-Carolina, as Respects Her Natural and Civil Concerns
Whether this be of French or Englifh origin, is a. Matter of uncertainty. One of the French colonies which fettled on it, built a fort at the mouth of one of its rivers: and in honor of their pr... ince, Charles the Ninth, they called it Caroline.* Afterwards, about the year 1604, an Englifh fettlement emigrating from Maf fachufetts, was effected at Cape Fearfl' And in the year 1629, Charles the firft, king of Great Britain, granted the fame (including a large extent of country to the fouthward and wefiward) by the name of Caro. Lana, to Sir Robert Heath 3: who conveyed it to the Earl Of This nobleman made lome attempts towards \its fettlement; but was frullrated by the war which broke out in Scotland about that time: and by the fubfeqh'e'nt civil wars which took place in Great Britain. Afterwards, the patent of Charles the firfi was declared void: becaufe the conditions on which it had been granted, were never fulfilled, and it again be came veiled in the crown.
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