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Monday, April 30, 2012

Social Drinking

Governor Berkeley declared that Virginia was as "sober and temperate a colony, considering their qualities as was ver sent out of the kingdon," which meant that the Virginia planters on the whole, drank less than the English gentleman of the same period. Source: Letter of Berkeley to Commissioners of Foreign Plantations, July 21, 1662, British Colonial Papers, Vol. XVI, No. 78
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