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Johann David Schoepf was born in 1752 in the German principality of Bayreuth. Educated as a physician and natural scientist, he arrived at New York in 1777 as chief surgeon of the Ansbach troops in the service of George III. Returning to Europe in 1784, Schoepf died in 1800 while serving as president of the United Medical Colleges of Ansbach and Bayreuth. In these selected passages, Schoepf describes his travel along the north-eastern coastline of South Carolina, through what is now Horry County, and along the beach of Long Bay, now known as Myrtle Beach. He gives a description of an indigo plantation located just above what is now called Singleton Swash and describes both the flora and fauna along his route. Annotations have been added to help clarify his entries.
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Burroughs, John Benjamin, "Annotations on - Travels in the Confederation [1783-1784], Journal of Johann David Schoepf" (2005). HCAC Research. 6.