THE YAMASSEE WAR.
THE fifteenth of April, 1715, will be ever
remembered in the history of South Caro¬
lina. The population of the State was about
twenty-five thousand; ten thousand whites, and
fifteen thousand colored. Prosperity had just visited
the colony, and it was thought she would remain.
The little, petit rows of the Indians and settlers had
now turned into a project that was to sweep the whole
Colony of every human being. The Yamassee, a
mighty tribe of Indians, who is no less distinguished
in history than in fable, instigated the war in question.
This war began on the date given above; and in the
south-western part of the State, near where Colleton
now stands. The Indians arose, now, in a body to
revenge the white race. They broke upon the Colony
like a torrent, and destroyed the lives of men, women
and children. Their scalping knives went to the heart
of many poor creatures. In consequence of the situa¬
tion of the settlement the negroes under-went more
damages than the whites. The negroes could make
no successful escape. And as this was the first time
the Indians arose in so formidable a manner, the set¬
tlers were wholly unprepared. So, unknown to all