A new voyage to Carolina

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Lawson, John. A new voyage to Carolina. 1709. Ed. Hugh Talmage Lefler. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1967. P. [69].


Often cited as evidence for the Lost Colony theory. Lawson began his journey in 1700 and spent eight years in North Carolina. He mentions the Hatteras Indians, “who either then lived on Roanoak-Island or much frequented it.” The Hatteras claimed some White ancestors; they “could talk in a book [read]” and often had gray eyes.

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