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The fabulous history of the Dismal Swamp Company

a story of George Washington"s times

by Charles Royster

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Published by Alfred AA, Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.),
  • Virginia
    • Subjects:
    • Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Friends and associates.,
    • Political corruption -- Virginia -- History -- 18th century.,
    • Land speculation -- Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.) -- History -- 18th century.,
    • Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.) -- History -- 18th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [435]-607) and index.

      StatementCharles Royster.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF232.D7 R69 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 622 p. :
      Number of Pages622
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL380560M
      ISBN 100679433457
      LC Control Number98042773

        The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company begins, appropriately, amidst a time of extraordinary popular mania surrounding the Mississippi Company and the South Sea Bubble was just properly breaking around , leaving countless speculators broken and s: 4. The estate of Secretary Thomas Nelson bought a share. So did Patrick Henry. Alexander Macaulay, merchant of York Town, had his eye on the Dismal Swamp Company, and he subscribed $2, for ten shares in the canal company. Except for the state’s fifty shares, the Dismal Swamp Company was the largest shareholder in the Dismal Swamp Canal Company.

      THE FABULOUS HISTORY OF THE DISMAL SWAMP COMPANY. A Story of George Washington's Times. by Loosely tied to the extraordinary history of efforts to develop and profit from the great Dismal Swamp lying between Virginia and North Carolina, the book takes us across the history of 18th- and 19th-century Virginia and over the seas to Africa Author: Charles Royster. The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company: A Story of George Washington's Times. By CHARLES ROYSTER. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, I Pp. xi, $) In the eighteenth century, the Dismal Swamp comprised a half mil-lion acres lying between the lower James River in Virginia and Albemarle Sound in North Carolina.

      Obviously, the Dismal Swamp Company had friends in the legislature, and everyone knew that one of the partners was commander in chief of the Continental Army. Nevertheless, after the Land Office opened, many people took out warrants for acres of the Dismal Swamp, “knowing that the Company had lapsed the time allowed them by the Council under. The fabulous history of the Dismal Swamp Company by Charles Royster 2 editions - first published in Borrow Listen. Download for print-disabled Accessible book, Protected DAISY, History, United States, United States. Continental Army, American.


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About The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company. From historian Charles Royster–winner of the Francis Parkman, Bancroft, and Lincoln prizes–comes the history of one of eighteenth-century America’s most fantastic land speculation deals: William Byrd’s scheme to develop square miles of swamp on the Virginia-North Carolina border and create fabulous wealth for himself and other.

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Like many other land-speculation endeavors of the late eighteenth century, the Dismal Swamp Company aimed to amass land, wait for its value to rise, and resell it for.

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The Dismal Swamp Company itself is just a MacGuffin at the center of a rich, lively rigamorole. The reader who complained that this book is like reading through 18th century business ledgers actually captures some of its feeling, but I liked that quality/5.

The Dismal Swamp Company also relied on the labor of hired slaves for its lumber business. White men and black men came to an understanding: the blacks turned out enough shingles; the whites left them to do it in their own way.

Workers spent most of each week in the swamp. Readers of Byrd’s History of the Dividing Line noticed his suggestion that “a great Sum of Money” be invested to drain the Dismal Swamp and thereby make that land “very Profitable.” Another, smaller manuscript in Byrd’s neat, square handwriting took the form of a petition to the king.

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