“When a young man is trained up and appears well qualified for the fatigues and hardships of war, and is promising, the micco appoints him a governor, or as the name imports a leader.”

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“Government of the towns. The towns separately have a government and customs which they derive from a high source. They have their public buildings as well for business as pleasure. Every town has a chief who presides over the whole, he is their Micco, called by their white people ‘King.’”

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