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1674, Dec 271700-17111711, Sep 16
an English explorer, naturalist and writer. He played an important role in exploring the interior of colonial North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, publicizing his expeditions in a book. He founded two settlements in North Carolina: Bath and New Bern, both at the coast. He was killed by Tuscarora people, who were beginning to resist European encroachment.
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A New Voyage to Carolina :
by John Lawson, full text
Documenting the American South



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