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Tracts and other papers relating principally to the origin, settlement, and progress of the colonies in North America, from the discovery of the country to the year 1776. Volume III, Virginia

Author: Peter Force
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Clearfield Co., 2002.
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"Tracts and Other Papers, Relating Principally to the Origin, Settlement, and Progress of the Colonies in North America, a compilation of reprints of rare pamphlets pertaining to colonial history. This particular volume, the third in the series, focuses on Virginia. Documents from 1610 to 1688 range over an eclectic mix of topics, including lists of official proclamations and laws, names of ships and men sent to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Force
ISBN: 0806351810 9780806351810
OCLC Number: 51529844
Notes: Originally published 1844.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: A trve declaration of the estate of the Colonie in Virginia, with a fonfutation of such scandalous reports as haue tended to the disgrace of so worthy an enterprise. Published by aduise and direction of the Councell of Virginia. London, printed for William Barret, and are to be sold at the blacke Beare in Pauls Church-yard. 1610 --
For the Colony in Virginea Britannia. Lavves Diuine, Morall and Martiall, &c. Alget qui non Ardet. Res nostroe subinde non sunt, quales quis optaret, sed quales esse possunt. Printed in London for Walter Burre. 1612. --
A Declaration of the state of the Colonie and affaires in Virginia: with the names of the Aduenturors, and the summes aduentured, in that action. By his Maiestie's Counseil for Virgiia, 22 Iunij, 1620. London, printed by T.S. 1620. --
Orders and Constitvtions, partly collecte out of his Maiesties Letters Patens, and partly ordained vpon mature deliberation, by the Treasvror, Covnseil and Companie of Virginia, for the better gouerning of the actions and affaires of the said Companie here in England residing. Anno 1619. and 1620. --
A true relaion of Virginia and Mary-land; with the commodities therein, which in part the Author saw; the rest he had from knowing and credible persons in the moneths of February, March, April and May: by Nathaniel Shrigley, Anno. 1669. Published by Allowance. London, printed by Tho. Milbourn for Thomas Hudson Book-binder, living the next door to the Signe of the Blew-Boar in Redcross Street --
A voyage to Virginia. by Colonel Norwood --
Virginia: more especially the south part thereof, richly and truly valued: viz. The fertile Carolana, and no lesse excellent Isle of Roanoak, of latitude from 31. to 37. Degr. relating the meanes of raysing infinite profits to the adventurers and planters. The second edition, with addition of the discovery of the silkworms, with their benefit. The implanting of Mulberry trees. Also the dressing of vines, for the rich trade of making wines in Virginia. Together with the making of the saw-mill, very usefull in Virginia, for cutting of timber and clapbord to build withall, and its conversion to many as profitable uses. by E.W. Gent. London, printed by T.H. for John Stephenson, at the Signe of the Sun below Ludgate. 1650 --
A letter from Mr. John Clayton Rector of Crofton at Wakefield in Yorkshire, to the Royal Society, May 12, 1688. Giving an account of several observables in Virginia, and in his voyage thither, more particularly concering the Air. --
The Reformed Virginia Silk-worm, or, a Rare and new discovery of a speedy way, and easie means, found out by a yound lady in England, she having made full proof thereof in May, Anno 1652. For the feeding of silk-worms in the woods, on the Mulberry-tree-leaves in Virginia; Who after fourty dayes time, present their most rich golden-coloured silken fleece, to the instant wonderful enriching of all the planters there, requiring from them neither cost, labour, or hindrance in any of thier other employments whatsoever. And also to the good hopes, that the Indians, seeing and finding that there is neigher art, skill, or pains in the thing: they will readily set upon it being by benefit thereof inabled to buy of the English (in way of truck for their silk-bottoms) all those things that they most desire. London, printed by John Streater, for Giles Calbert at the Black-Spread-Eagle at the west end of Pauls, 1655 --
Leah and Rachel, or, the Two Fruitfull Sisters of Virginia, and Mary-land: their present condition, impartially stated and related. With a removall of such imputations as are scandalously cast on those countries, whereby many deceived souls, chose rather to beg, steal, rot in prison, and come to shamefull deaths, then to better their being by going thither, wherein is plenty of all things necessary for Humane subsistance. By John Hammond, Eccles 232. v. 8. If children live honestly and have wherewith, they shall put away the shame of their parents. London, printed by T. Mabb,
Responsibility: collected by Peter Force.

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"Tracts and Other Papers, Relating Principally to the Origin, Settlement, and Progress of the Colonies in North America, a compilation of reprints of rare pamphlets pertaining to colonial history. This particular volume, the third in the series, focuses on Virginia. Documents from 1610 to 1688 range over an eclectic mix of topics, including lists of official proclamations and laws, names of ships and men sent to colonize Virginia, descriptions of local birds and wildlife, and tips on how to increase the number of mulberry trees and breed silkworms. This collection provides readers with a unique and fascinating glimpse of life in that colony."--Publisher description.

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