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In Their Own Words

March 28, 1795

Poem Lambasting Yazoo Land Fraud

This day’s Augusta Chronicle contained the following poem by an unnamed citizen upset over the Yazoo Land Fraud:

The Dishonorable Situation of Georgia

How much they real friends with horror view The hellish fraud of that infernal crew Of speculators who in spite of right Insult thine honor and defy thy might.

See! this black host of cheating knaves now vieing,Who shall exceed in villainy and lying; See! some with prying search the state ransacks, To find out rascals who will sell them tracts.