It is truly honorable to the Baptists that they have done so much for the interests of learning and religion, and particularly for the instruction of the Indians; and it is lamentable that the State has done so little for the latter purpose. The Catawba Indians have for a long time been friendly, and have lived among, or rather have been surrounded by white people, and yet no one effort has been made by the State for the civilization and religious instruction of this tribe, nor of any of the Indians. A century and a half has not passed away since these people were the sole possessors of the whole of this extensive and beautiful country; but these former lords of the soil have been driven from river to river—from forest to forest—rolled back nation upon nation, till they are fugitives, vagrants and strangers in their own land. Carolinians cherish the few that remain, and prevent their cursing the day on which white men landed in the country of their forefathers.
–Ramsay, David. Ramsay’s History of South Carolina: From Its First Settlement in 1670 to the Year 1808, Vol 2. Newberry: W.J. Duffie. 1858: 204.