The Planters of Colonial Virginia

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Princeton University Press; [etc., etc.,], 1922 - Slavery - 260 pages
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Page 95 - Mighty and destructive, by that severe act of parliament which excludes us the having any commerce with any nation in Europe but our own, so that we cannot add to our plantation any commodity that grows out of it, as olive trees, cotton or vines.
Page 91 - They have been such people as have been able to subsist without their Prince. The poverty of Virginia is such, that the Major part of the Inhabitants can scarce supply their wants from hand to mouth, and many there are besides can hardly shift, without Supply one yeare, and you may bee sure that this people which soe fondly follow you, when they come to feele the...
Page 167 - ... his Master to see it, which in time of Shipping he may lay out for commodities, and in Summer sell them again with advantage, and get a Sow-pig or two, which anybody almost...
Page 17 - And though your Factors there can buy as much in a week as will fraught you a ship, or as much as you please ; you must not expect from...
Page 108 - He hath a fine house, and all things answerable to it ; he sows yearly store of hemp and flax, and causes it to be spun ; he keeps weavers, and hath a tan house, causes leather to be dressed, hath eight shoemakers employed in their trade...
Page 91 - A large part of the people are so desperately poor," wrote Berkeley in 1673, "that they may reasonably be expected upon any small advantage of the enemy to revolt to them in hopes of bettering their condition by sharing the plunder of the colony with...
Page 108 - ... kills store of beeves, and sells them to victual the ships when they come thither : hath abundance of kine, a brave dairy, swine great store, and poultry ; he married the daughter of Sir Thomas Hinton, and in a word, keeps a good house, lives bravely, and a true lover of Virginia; he is worthy of much honor.
Page 129 - Two or three of these were tried this general court," wrote Colonel Jennings, "found guilty and will be executed. And I hope their fate will strike such a terror in the other Negroes as will keep them from forming such designs for the...
Page 136 - Gospel, much wanted there ; and begged Mr. Attorney would consider, that the people of Virginia had souls to be saved, as well as the people of England. "Souls!" said he, "damn your souls. Make tobacco.
Page 104 - Hammond found the cottages of the settlers "pleasant in their building . . . although for the most part, they are but one story besides the loft, and built of wood, yet contrived so delightful, that your ordinary houses in England are not so handsome, for usually the rooms are large, daubed, and whitelined . . . and if not glazed windows, shutters which are made very pretty and convenient.

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