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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Refined Englishmen Settled in Virginia

The valuable inducements held out to men of means to become landowners in Virginia led to the emigration of a large number of Englishmen who represented the most refined elements of the mother country, and who were anxioous to introduce into their new communities all of those economic conditions to which they were accustomed on their native soil.  They were compelled to follow a new system of agriculture, because they had not only to overcome the obstacle of a heavy growth in the forest, but also to adapt their action to the needs of the tobacco plant.

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