1787. One weary man and one weary teenager have been walking north for days towards the headwaters of the Savannah River. With little to eat, they spend the night with only a small wooden cart to protect them from a torrential rainstorm. On the sixth day of June, father and son arrive at Hopewell, a plantation along the Seneca River in a settlement on the outskirts of present day Clemson. The bedraggled couple are received graciously by General Andrew Pickens himself, and they present a proper letter of introduction from one Colonel Le Roy Hammond. They are, presumably, wined and dined, and rejuvenated by a comfortable night’s sleep. Three days later father and son have followed the faintest of paths to reach the settlement of Seneca, situated beside the lovely Keowee River. Seneca is the final outpost before the rugged Appalachian Mountains, a center of trade at the threshold of the Cherokee Nation. From this place, three large tracts of land will be recorded into the name of ‘Andrew’ Michaux.
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