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RELATING PRINCIPALLY TO THE

ORIGIN, SETTLEMENT, AND PROGRESS

COLONIES IN NORTH AMERICA,

FROM THE DISCOVERY OF THE COUNTRY TO THE YEAR 1776.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1836,

BY PETER FORCE,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Columbia.

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VII....A Description of the Province of New Albion.

And a Direction for Adventurers with small stock

to get two for one, and good land freely: And for

Gentlemen, and all Servants, Labourers and Arti-

ficers to Hue plentifully. And a former Descrip-

tion re-printed of the healthiest, pleasantest, and

richest Plantation of New Albion in North Vir-

ginia, proved by thirteen witnesses. Together

with a Letter from Master Robert Evelin, that

lived there many years, shewing the particularities,

and excellency thereof. With a briefe of the

charge of victuall, and necessaries, to transport

and buy stock for each Planter, or Labourer, there

to get his Master 501. per Annum, or more in
twelve trades, at 101. charges onely a man. Print-
ed in the Year 1648 s&

VIII....A Perfect Description of Virginia: being, a full

and true Relation of the present State of the Plan-

tation, their Health, Peace and Plenty: the num-

ber of people, with their abundance of Cattell,

Fowl, Fish, &fc. with severall sorts of rich and

good Commodities, which may there be had, either

Naturally, or by Art and Labour. Which we are

fain to procure from Spain, France, Denmark,

Swedeland, Germany, Poland, yea, from the East-

Indies. There having been nothing related of the

true estate of this Plantation these 25 years. .

Being sent from Virginia, at the request of a

Gentleman of worthy note, who desired to know

the true State of Virginia as it now stands.

Also, a Narration of the Countrey, within a few

dayes journey of Virginia, West and by South

where people come to trade: being related to the

Governour, Sir William Berckley, who is to go

himselfe to discover it with with 30 horse, and 50

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