Agriculture was formerly developed on the Tekez, as is testified by old irrigation canals.
The subsequent history testified to the importance of this controversy.
Biog.) argued against this date, on the ground that in 1584 and 1585 Crichton was alive and in Milan, as certain works of his published in that year testified, and regarded it as probable that he died in Mantua c. 1585/6.
Several aged men also testified that they had heard a declaration of_independence read at Charlotte, the county-seat, in May 1775; and one of them stated that he had carried it to the Continental Congress.
Its report, published in 1882, testified to " the great extent and intensity of the distress which has fallen upon the agricultural community.