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CHAPTER 1.

INTRODUCTION, PROGRESS OF COMMERCE, ROANOKE SETTLEMENTS.

Merit of discovering America,-Advancement of Commerce by the

Crusades--in the Italian cities in Spain--in Portugal, Dis-

covery of America.-England, -Want of Commerce in early times,

- Voyages of the Cabols. - Progress of English discovery,--F'ro-

bisher-Gilbert-Raleigh,-Failure of the Roanoke settlements.......531

CHAPTER 11.

SETTLEMENT AT JAMES Town,--SUFFERINGS OF THE COLONISTS,

ADVENTURES OF SMITH.-New Company raised —its charter, -

James Town,-Machinations against Smith, Difficulties of the

colony,--Smith taken prisoner--his release.--Arrival of Newport,

-Discovery of earth believed to be gold-Departure of Newport,

-Survey of the Chesapeake and its waters by Smith --Smith made

President, --Second arrival of Newport, ---Judicious conduct of

Smith, New Charter,--New arrival of emigrants.-Badness of

the selection,-New settlements --Accident to Smith-his departure,

his character,

545

CHAPTER 111.

PROGRESS OF THE COLONY,-MASSACRE OF 1662,-DISSOLUTION

OF THE LONDON COMPANY.-State of the colony at Smith's depar.

ture, --its conduct and consequent sufferings. ---Arrival of Gates-

of Lord De La Ware-his departure.- Arrival of Dale --Martial

law,-Gates governor, --Grants of land to individuals ---New char-

ter,--Marriage of Pocahontas,--Friendly relations with the In-

dians--Subjection of Port Royal and Manhattan --Cultivation of

Tobacco, --Tenure of lands.--Tyranny of Argall,-- Propriety of

reform in the government.--Yeardley governor.--First colonial

assembly in 1619.- Introduction of women,-- Introduction of ne-

groes by the Dutch in 1620.-Constitution brought over by Sir

Francis Wyatt.--Relations with the Indians, --Massacre of the 22d

of March, 1662,-its consequences --Struggles between the king

and the company--Commissioners sent to Virginia,-Firmness of

the Virginians, -Dissolution of the company,

558

CHAPTER IV.

Progress of the COLONY FROM THE DissoLUTION OF THE LON.

DON COMPANY, TO THE BREAKING OUT OF Bacon's REBELLION

IN 1675.-Accession of Charles I.-Tobacco trade --Yeardley

governor, -his commission favorable--bis death and character. -

Lord Baltimore's reception --State of religion,--legislation upon the

subject, --Invitation to the Puritans to settle on Delaware Bay-

Harvey governor,-Error with regard to his early administration,

Dismemberment of the colony,--Grant of Carolina and Maryland,

---probable cause of discontent.--Harvey deposed-restored,

Wyatt governor,--Acts of the Legislature improperly censured, -

Berkeley governor,-Indian relations,-- pechancanough prisoner,

his death, ---Change of government in England. --Fleet and army

sent to reduce Virginia, ---Preparation for defence by Berkeley,--

Agreement entered into between the colony and the commissioners

of the commonwealth-Indian hostilities, Matthews elected gover-

nor,- Difficulties between the governor and the legislature,-adjust-

ed, -State of the colony and its trade, --Commissioners sent to.

England - The Restoration,-General legislation,

576

CHAPTER V.

Bacon's REBELLION ---Hostile DesigNS OF THE French.- Indif.

ference to change is Ergland, ---Navigation act, -Convicts,-Con-

spiracy detected, -Discontents --Cessation from tohacco planting

for one year,-Royal grants -- Virginia's remonstrance, -Success

of deputies, -Indian hostilitiesc-Army raised and disbanded by

governor, ---People petition for an array--elect Bacon commander,

--he marches without commission and defeats Indians,--pursued

by governor, who retreats on hearing of rising at James Town,

Governor makes concessions --Bacon prisoner,-is pardoned.--

People force commission from governor, --Bacon marches to meet

Indians.--hears he is declared a rebel by Berkeley,--marches tò

meet him, -he fiees to Accomac, ---Convention called and free go.

vernment established.-Bacon defeats the Indians, Berkeley ob-

tains possession of the shipping, and occupies James Town,-is

beseiged by Bacon, and driven-out-ajamestown burnt.-Death of

Bacon, ---character of his enterprise.--Predatory warfare,--treaty

between governor and his opponents ----Cruelty of Berkeley ---

King's commissioners, --Departure of Berkeley and his death.--

Acts of Assembly passed during Bacon's influence.--Conduct of

king's commissioners --Culpeper governor,---Discontents, ---Con-

duct of Beverly.--Howard governor.--General conduct of Vir-

ginia and progress of afrairs.--Plan of De Callier for dividing the

British colonies,

599

Sketch of Virginia history from the beginning of the French war to

the beginning of the Revciution,

618

LIST OF TABLES.

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Jefferson's and Watson's Meteorological observations,
Population,
School Commissioners' Reports,
Militia and Arms,
Convicts,
Improvements contemplated,

Fund,
Receipts into Treasury,
Disbursements from Treasury,
Revenue from each county,
Banks,
Students of the University,
Tobacco trade of Lynchburg, Petersburg, and Richmond,
Louisa population,
Population of District of Columbia,

of Alexandria,
of Georgetown,

of Washington,
Costs of Federal Buildings,
Table of Population, &c. &c. of each State,
Table of Time of Election, &c. &c.

61 67 78 83 86 95 96 101 102 103 104 126 140 219 476 479 494 499 508 528 529

ERRATA.

P. 68.

p. 114.

*In this list only such errata are collected as effect the sense. Page 69. 12 lines from the bottom for “erected” read "created." 67 and 68, the total population of Virginia is given as 1,211,375 instead of

1,211,405,-the error arises from an error in the column of Female Slaves, 139. Top line, for "dram" read "dam." 151. Five lines from the top dele "HARVEY'S STORE," repeated second time. 154. Top line, for "1778" read “1748." 160. Right hand column, 11th line from bottom, for "depulated" read “depopu

lated."
176. Left hand column, dele “Laurel Spring,” which belongs to Albemarle, see
215. Upperville is in the wrong place-transpose to Fauquier p. 174.
234. Right hand column, Lombardy Grove, distance from R. given twice-the

last one is correct,
248. Right hand column, 10 lines from top, for "1,338" read "338."
275.

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for “Baoad" read "Broad." 284. Left hand column, 12

for "Thomburg" read "Thornsburg." 339. Four lines from bottom, for "Logan" read "Fayette." 355. Left hand column, 18 lines from top, for “Ut lund inter minores sideres," read,

inter omnes -velut inter ignes

Luna minores."
135. Left hand column, line 23d from top, for “August and September” read

“April and August."
276. First line on top, for "1831” read "1833."

Fifth line from top, for "Shenandoah” read "Page."

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ABBREVIATIONS.

P.O.
P. V.
P. T.
C. H.
ms.
Distance from “W.

"R." Co.

Post-Office. Mntn.

Mountains. Post Village. Long.

Longitude.
Post Town. Lat.

Latitude.
Court House. Sq. ms.

Square miles. miles.

The rest, such as N. E. W.S. &c. for the
Washington. points of the compass are sufficiently mani.
Richmond fest.
County.

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GAZETTEER OF VIRGINIA.

PRELIMINARIES.

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