St. John de Crevecoeur, a French Agriculturalist, came over to America in the mid eighteenth century. He wrote the Letters From An American Farmer to inform a friend in England about the way of life in the British Colonies of America. Letter IX gives a brief account of Charlestown, South Carolina and the lives of the plantation owners and their slaves.
Charlestown is one of the richest colonies in all of America and it is
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if given the opportunity to own a plantation he would not be able to sleep at night as the others do. He could not treat the slaves as they usually are treated and then go about his normal life. He cannot comprehend how God can let this happen. People just turn their cheek because the wealth and luxuries are far too great to ever give up to help stop the suffering of these unfortunate people.