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The material in this article was provided by Professor W. S. Powell of the U.N.C. Library. It is a narrative by an unidentified gentleman of his travels in Georgia and North and South Carolina in 1734. Only the North Carolina portion of his travels in the Cape Fear country is included here. The full narrative was printed in pamphlet form in 1735 and is extremely rare today.
How would you describe corn to a person who has never seen or heard of its appearance, use, or production? Smyth, an Englishman who visited the colonies in 1773, and published in 1784, an account of his travels in which he describes North Carolina corn. His narrative centers on his travels just north of the Dan River along the Smith River near the present Rockingham County.