36th. Immense swamps still more completely fenced and darkened that are ever ruffled with winds nor scorched with drouth. 37th. Impenetrable Taxodium swamp seemingly boundless. Gray silvery ranks of Tillandsia becoming longer and more abundant. Passed the night with very agreeable refined family of Georgians after much questioning. 38th. First tree compositae – was overjoyed at the discovery, took it to be such at a considerable distance. Almost all trees and shrubs are evergreens with thick polished leaves. Magnolia grandiflora becoming common – a glorious tree in fruit and foliage as well as in flower. Near Savannah, waste places covered with dense growth of woody leguminous plants, eight or ten feet in height, with pinnate leaves and suspended rattling pods. Reached Savannah, but no word from home. Alone. Went to poor lodging house. 39th. Visit to Bonaventure Graveyard. If that burying ground over the Sea
Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.
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