Romans was held prisoner until the war ended. No manner of cure has yet been found for this cruel disorder, but the patients often live to a very advanced age under the pressure of its yoke, even when it has been contracted in early youth; it is said that the amputation of the affected limbs is no cure, for the disease will immediately attack the sound leg; this I find also asserted by Hughes in his Natural History of Barbados. . Holland Braund and Charlotte M. The third is, uncommon swarms of flies, gnats, and other insects, which attend putrid air, and unhealthy places covered with wood; the first of these is not common here, except at indigo works; and if these, according to my former caution be little remote from the dwelling, I never saw nor heard of any bad consequences with regard to health attending them.
In his book, Romans described as a despicable weed, and of late attempted to be made a dirty conduit, to lead a stream of oppressions into these happy regions. In fact, historians agree that among the most useful portions of the book are Romans's descriptions of the largest Indian tribes in the 18th-century Southeast: the Creeks, Choctaws, and Chickasaws. Romans' Gulf and Windward pilot, with a new large book of sailing directions. To which is added, by way of appendix, plain and easy directions to navigators over the bank of Bahama, the coast of the two Floridas, the north of Cuba, and the dangerous Gulph Passage. Likewise, the artificial produce now raised, or possible to be raised, and manufactured there, with some commercial and political observations in that part of the world; and a chorographical account of the same. In fact, historians agree that among the most useful portions of the book are Romans's descriptions of the largest Indian tribes in the 18th-century Southeast: the Creeks, Choctaws, and Chickasaws. Shows vicinity of West Point with notations regarding sites for fortifications and armament.
Philadelphia: Printed by William and Thomas Bradford. Romans's purpose in producing his Concise Natural History was twofold: to aid navigators and shippers by detailing the sailing passages of the region and to promote trade and settlement in the region. John Lorimer recruited Romans to explore for new plant specimens. When the commissioners inspected the site, they were unhappy both with Romans' plans and with the site, which was exposed to the superior positions available across the river on West Point. Insets: Plan of Charlestown—Plan of St.
No country ever had such inexhaustible resources; no empire had ever half so many advantages combining in its behalf! A son, Hubertus Romans, was born on October 23, 1779. An entire relaxation of the solids, and a bilious habit of body is another common affliction of those, who have suffered much by the diseases of hot climates; the constitution is in such people so decayed, that it seems as if every moment would be that of dissolution: the stomach is weak, their complexion is nearly that of a sufferer by the jaundice, and hardly any food especially greens and salads are found digestible; if the dry belly-ach has been their frequent attendant a paralytic contraction of the limbs is the final consequence of that malady: others again will frequently vomit clear bile and be very costive having the abdomen exceeding hard; for all these complaints there is no better cure than a change of climate, and when the patient begins to feel any benefit from the difference of air while at sea, I would recommend a plentiful and constant use of chamœmile flowers, chewing them in the same manner as people do tobacco; this, however disagreeable to most palates at first, becomes in time as agreeable to the mouth as it is grateful to the stomach. He earned a reputation as a botanist when thought to have discovered jalap. The continual fever, or inflammatory fever, is sometimes, though rarely experienced in this climate, but seldom attended by those dreadful symptoms and fatality, which accompany the same kind of fever, though of a more violent class in the countries immediately between the tropics: this, in its common form lasts about ten or twelve days, beginning to abate its violence in general after the seventh; the fourth or fifth is often fatal. The fifth reason, says the Doctor, is a sort of sandy soil, among others he says, such as that at Pensacola; I beg leave to inform the Doctor, that the sand about Pensacola, and throughout these provinces, is a coarse, gritty and gravelly sand of various colours, though chiefly red and white, that on this sandy soil many excellent salubrious herbs grow, which serve as food to innumerable herds of cattle, and when cleared they are improvable by culture; this is not the case with the hot sandy desarts of South-America, Africa, and Asia, over which the samiel wind passes, nor do I believe that the oldest person in Florida remembers any sudden, hot and suffocating gusts, or blasts, from which he has ever been obliged to turn his face in order to draw breath; there are no open plains of sand in North-America, they are all covered with trees rooted in the lower strata of these sandy tracts; the only plain of sand I know without trees, is at, or near the head of St.
In addition, Concise Natural History can be placed firmly in the genre of colonial promotional literature. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 1998. He was raised and educated there, but emigrated to as a youth or young man, and then to around 1757, during the known as the in British North America. Holland Braund and Charlotte M. Romans was shocked by the sight of the vessels being prepared for the lake fleet, but was unable to do anything.
Romans also presented unique information about the various Indian tribes he encountered. He sailed widely, both as a during the war and as a , reaching points as far north as , and as far south as , , and. Williamson, Romans expounded his plan for an expedition to explore the basin and the , then moving westward to the. Insets with indexes: Plan of Boston and its environs, 1775. Edited by Gail Busjahn, University of South Florida St. In addition, Concise Natural History can be placed firmly in the genre of colonial promotional literature.
He was elected a member in January, 1774, one year before the first volume of his book appeared in print. A map of the middle part of East Florida, and the Grand Bahama Bank. Romans set to work surveying the river and designing fortifications. During some winters, a Peripneumony also visits a few people here; the method of cure is the same as for the pleurisy: it is said to be more dangerous than the pleurisy, particularly if copious bleeding is not made use of as soon as the patient is affected. Archibald Dalzel, and several other gentlemen experienced in the navigation of that passage.
In addition to providing an abundance of practical advice, Romans also offered information about the history of earlier settlements, including the earliest and most complete account of New Smyrna near St. Romans had selected , publisher of Rivington's New-York Gazetteer, to be his printer, and engaged to engrave most of the plates for the book. In Georgia I saw one or two instances of a disorder among blacks, to which the people give the odd name of the pleurisy of the temple, of the forehead, of the eye, and so on; I am told they have a pleurisy for every part of the head. This fever more particularly than any other disorder, bears hardest on the patient towards sunset. In New York, James Rivington had proved to be too neutral in his coverage of the growing conflict between the colonies and Britain, and, in November 1775, a mob of destroyed his print shop. The Leprosy so called, whether the same as was the cause of proscription to the unhappy patients under the Mosaic laws I shall not pretend to determine; certain it is, that it is a nauseous, loathsome and infectious disease some times seen among the blacks; this appears first with the loss of beard and hair from the eye-brows, swelling of the lobes of the ears, the face begins to shine and brown protuberances appear thereon, the lips and nose swell to a monstrous size, the fingers and toes will in the end drop off, and the body becomes at last so ulcerated as to make the poor incurable patient really a miserable object of pity.