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There was no fresh water, and drought was common.
Food was in short supply because there were not many farmers among them.
The first settlers were also under orders from the British crown to prioritize the search for precious metals and to obtain food by trading with the local natives. Persistent hunger and discomfort led to strife and distrust between the colonys leaders, while mosquitoes and famine killed thousands.
Historical accounts say things got so bad that some turned to cannibalism t…