The next spring we Germans were given small house lots to the north of the main town. The land had been cleared of trees and we eagerly planted a little garden among the stumps - our rations would run out that summer. We built a small house too. But the soil was thin and full of large stones. All the while, I continued working on the fortifications, which were necessary for the colony’s safety. Other Germans were arriving and building villages farther away on the isthmus where a palisade was being built. By the next year, I was free of debt and found work here and there for other people, clearing land. But I struggled to feed my growing family. There were new people arriving who had nowhere to go and the government seemed unable to arrange for everyone’s welfare.
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