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The History of Virginia, in Four Parts   By: (1673-1722)

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THE HISTORY OF VIRGINIA, IN FOUR PARTS.

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I. THE HISTORY OF THE FIRST SETTLEMENT OF VIRGINIA, AND THE GOVERNMENT THEREOF, TO THE YEAR 1706.

II. THE NATURAL PRODUCTIONS AND CONVENIENCES OF THE COUNTRY, SUITED TO TRADE AND IMPROVEMENT.

III. THE NATIVE INDIANS, THEIR RELIGION, LAWS AND CUSTOMS, IN WAR AND PEACE.

IV. THE PRESENT STATE OF THE COUNTRY, AS TO THE POLITY OF THE GOVERNMENT, AND THE IMPROVEMENTS OF THE LAND THE 10TH OF JUNE 1720.

by

ROBERT BEVERLEY, A native and inhabitant of the place.

Reprinted from the Author's Second Revised Edition, London, 1722.

With an Introduction by Charles Campbell, Author of the Colonial History of Virginia.

J. W. Randolph, 121 Main Street, Richmond, Virginia. 1855.

Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1855, by J. W. Randolph, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court in and for the Eastern District of Virginia.

H. K. Ellyson's Steam Presses, Richmond, Va.

THE TABLE.

BOOK I.

CHAPTER I.

History of the first attempts to settle Virginia, before the discovery of Chesapeake bay. PAGE. §1. Sir Walter Raleigh obtains letters patent, for making discoveries in America, 8 2. Two ships set out on the discovery, and arrive at Roanoke inlet, 9 Their account of the country, 9 Their account of the natives, 9 3. Queen Elizabeth names the country of Virginia, 10 4. Sir Richard Greenvile's voyage, 10 He plans the first colony, under command of Mr. Ralph Lane, 11 5. The discoveries and accidents of the first colony, 11 6. Their distress by want of provisions, 12 Sir Francis Drake visits them, 12 He gives them a ship and necessaries, 12 He takes them away with him, 12 7. Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Richard Greenvile, their voyages, 13 The second settlement made, 13 8. Mr. John White's expedition, 13 The first Indian made a Christian there, 14 The first child born there of Christian parentage, 14 Third settlement, incorporated by the name of the city of Raleigh, in Virginia, 14 Mr. White, their governor, sent home to solicit for supplies, 14 9. John White's second voyage; last attempts to carry them recruits, 14 His disappointment, 15 10. Capt. Gosnell's voyage to the coast of Cape Cod, 15 11. The Bristol voyages, 16 12. A London voyage, which discovered New York, 16

CHAPTER II.

Discovery of Chesapeake bay by the corporation of London adventurers; their colony at Jamestown, and proceedings during the government by an elective president and council.

§13. The companies of London and Plymouth obtain charters, 18 14. Captain Smith first discovers the capes of Virginia, 19 15. He plants his first colony at Jamestown, 20 An account of Jamestown island, 20 16. He sends the ships home, retaining one hundred and eight men to keep possession, 20 17. That colony's mismanagement, 21 Their misfortunes upon discovery of a supposed gold mine, 21 18. Their first supplies after settlement, 22 Their discoveries, and experiments in English grain, 22 An attempt of some to desert the colony, 22 19... Continue reading book >>




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