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The Present State of Virginia   By: (1669-1760)

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Sabin's Reprints.

No. V.

THE PRESENT STATE OF VIRGINIA.

BY

HUGH JONES, A. M.

NEW YORK: REPRINTED FOR JOSEPH SABIN. 1865.

TWO HUNDRED COPIES PRINTED.

No. 175 JS

ALVORD, PRINTER.

THE PRESENT STATE OF VIRGINIA.

GIVING

A particular and short Account of the Indian , English , and Negroe Inhabitants of that Colony.

Shewing their Religion, Manners, Government, Trade, Way of Living, &c. with a Description of the Country.

From whence is inferred a short VIEW of MARYLAND and NORTH CAROLINA.

To which are added, Schemes and Propositions for the better Promotion of Learning, Religion, Inventions, Manufactures, and Trade in Virginia , and the other Plantations .

For the Information of the Curious , and for the Service of such as are engaged in the Propagation of the Gospel and Advancement of Learning , and for the Use of all Persons concerned in the Virginia Trade and Plantation .

GEN. ix. 27.

God shall enlarge JAPHETH, and he shall dwell in the Tents of SHEM, and CANAAN shall be his Servant .

By HUGH JONES , A. M.

Chaplain to the Honourable Assembly, and lately Minister of James Town , &c. in Virginia .

LONDON :

Printed for J. CLARKE, at the Bible under the Royal Exchange . M DCC XXIV.

THE CONTENTS.

THE INTRODUCTION Page i

PART I.

CHAP. I.

Of the Original of the Indians, Europeans, and Negroes. 1

CHAP. II.

Of the Government, Religion, Habits, Wars, Lives, Customs , &c. of the Indians of North America 7

Of the French Settlements and Apelachian Mountains 13

Of the Tramontane Order and Expedition, and of Christanna 14

Of Indian Worship and Principles 15

Of the Conversion of the Indians 19

PART II.

CHAP. I.

Of the English Settlements in Virginia and Maryland 21

CHAP. II.

Of the Metropolis Williamsburgh, the College Capitol, Governor's House, and the Church , &c. 25

CHAP. III.

Of the Situation and Nature of the Country of Virginia, and its Coasts , &c. 33

CHAP. IV.

Of the Negroes, with the Planting and Management of Indian Corn and Tobacco, and of their Timber, Stock, Fruits, Provision, Habitations , &c. 36

CHAP. V.

Of the Habits, Customs, Parts, Employments, Trade of the Virginians; and of the Weather, Coin, Sickness, Liquors, Servants, Poor, Pitch, Tar, Oar , &c. 43

CHAP. VI.

Of Germanna, the Palatines, Wine, Hemp, Flax, Silk, Sumack, Trees, Fruits, Coals, Tracts of Land, Health, Militia, the Mannacan Town, Titles, Levies, Burgesses, Laws, and general Assembly 59

PART III.

Of the State of the Church and Clergy in Virginia 65

PART IV.

Of Authors concerning Virginia, and its publick Officers, Guard Ships, and the State of Maryland and North Carolina, &c. 75

APPENDIX.

1. Scheme. Of Education in Virginia 83

2. Scheme. Of Religion in Virginia 95

3. Scheme. Of Arts, Projects, Inventions, and Manufactures in Virginia 112

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