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TOBACCO IN COLONIAL VIRGINIA

JAMESTOWN 350TH ANNIVERSARY HISTORICAL BOOKLETS

Editor E. G. SWEM, Librarian Emeritus, College of William and Mary

COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATIONS: JOHN M. JENNINGS, Director of the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia, Chairman . FRANCIS L. BERKELEY, JR., Archivist, Alderman Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. LYMAN H. BUTTERFIELD, Editor in Chief of the Adams Papers, Boston, Mass. EDWARD M. RILEY, Director of Research, Colonial Williamsburg, Inc., Williamsburg, Virginia. E. G. SWEM, Librarian Emeritus, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. WILLIAM J. VAN SCHREEVEN, Chief, Division of Archives, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia.

1. A Selected Bibliography of Virginia, 1607 1699. By E. G. Swem, John M. Jennings and James A. Servies.

2. A Virginia Chronology, 1585 1783. By William W. Abbot.

3. John Smith's Map of Virginia, with a Brief Account of its History. By Ben C. McCary.

4. The Three Charters of the Virginia Company of London, with Seven Related Documents: 1606 1621. Introduction by Samuel M. Bemiss.

5. The Virginia Company of London, 1606 1624. By Wesley Frank Craven.

6. The First Seventeen Years, Virginia, 1607 1624. By Charles E. Hatch, Jr.

7. Virginia under Charles I and Cromwell, 1625 1660. By Wilcomb E. Washburn.

8. Bacon's Rebellion, 1676. By Thomas J. Wertenbaker.

9. Struggle Against Tyranny and the Beginning of a New Era, Virginia, 1677 1699. By Richard L. Morton.

10. Religious Life of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century. By George MacLaren Brydon.

11. Virginia Architecture in the Seventeenth Century. By Henry Chandlee Forman.

12. Mother Earth Land Grants in Virginia, 1607 1699. By W. Stitt Robinson, Jr.

13. The Bounty of the Chesapeake; Fishing in Colonial Virginia. By James Wharton.

14. Agriculture in Virginia, 1607 1699. By Lyman Carrier.

15. Reading, Writing and Arithmetic in Virginia, 1607 1699. By Susie M. Ames.

16. The Government of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century. By Thomas J. Wertenbaker.

17. Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century. By Annie Lash Jester.

18. Indians in Seventeenth Century Virginia. By Ben C. McCary.

19. How Justice Grew. Virginia Counties. By Martha W. Hiden.

20. Tobacco in Colonial Virginia; "The Sovereign Remedy." By Melvin Herndon.

21. Medicine in Virginia, 1607 1699. By Thomas P. Hughes.

22. Some Notes on Shipping and Shipbuilding in Colonial Virginia. By Cerinda W. Evans.

23. A Pictorial Booklet on Early Jamestown Commodities and Industries. By J. Paul Hudson.

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GARRETT and MASSIE, INC., Selling Agent, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

TOBACCO IN COLONIAL VIRGINIA

"The Sovereign Remedy"

by

MELVIN HERNDON

Virginia 350th Anniversary Celebration Corporation Williamsburg, Virginia 1957

Copyright©, 1957 by Virginia 350th Anniversary Celebration Corporation, Williamsburg, Virginia

Jamestown 350th Anniversary Historical Booklet, Number 20

TOBACCO IN COLONIAL VIRGINIA

"The Sovereign Remedy"

Tobacco was probably first brought to the shores of England from Florida by Sir John Hawkins in 1565. Englishmen were growing it by the 1570's, and after the return of the daring Sir Francis Drake to England with a large quantity of tobacco captured in the West Indies in 1586, the use of tobacco in England was increased substantially. By 1604 its consumption had become so extensive as to lead to the publication of King James' Counter Blast , condemning the use of tobacco; nevertheless, six years later the amount brought into Great Britain was valued at £60,000.

Some of the colonists were probably acquainted with tobacco before they landed at Jamestown and found the Indians cultivating and using it under the name of uppowoc or apooke... Continue reading book >>




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