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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

17th Century Sociable Virginians

The author of Leah and Rachel written in 1656 was Colonel Henry Norwood who left England after the ruin of the royal cause, and commented on his stay on the Eastern Virginia Coast.  Everywhere he went, he received the heartiest of welcomes. "Virginia," he declared, "wants not good victuals, wants not good dispositions, and as God has freely bestowed it, they as freely impart with it." Source: Lean and Rachel, p. 19, Force's Historical Tracts, Vol. III
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