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The History of Virginia  :  In Four Parts free pdf Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: SHEWING WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE ALTERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT PROM AN ELECTIVE PRESIDENT TO A COMMISSIONATED GOVERNOR, UNTIL THE DISSOLUTION OF THE COMPANY. .20. la the meanwhile the treasurer, council and company of Virginia adventurers .in London, not finding that return and profit from the adventurers they expected, and rightly judging that this disappointment, as well as the idle quarrels in the" colony, proceeded from a mismanage of government, petitioned his majesty, and got a new patent with leave to appoint a governor. Upon this new grant they sent out nine ships, and plentiful supplies of men and provisions, and made three joint commissioners or governors in equal power, viz: Sir Thomas Gates, Sir George Summers, and Captain Newport. They agreed to go all together in one ship. This ship, on board of which the three governors had embarked, being separated from the rest, was put to great distress in a severe storm- and after three days and nights constant bailing and pumping, was at last cast ashore at Bermudas, and there staved, but by good providence the company was preserved. Notwithstanding this shipwreck, and extremity they were put to, yet could not this common misfortune make them agree. The best of it was, they found plenty of provisions in that island, and no Indians to annoy them. But still they quarrelled amongst themselves, and none more than the two Knights- who made their parties, built each of them a cedar vessel, one called the Patience, the other the Deliverance, and used what they gathered ofthe furniture of the old ship for rigging- and fish-oil, and hog's-grease, mixed with lime and ashes, instead of pitch and tar: for they found great plenty of Spanish hogs in this island, which are supposed to have swam ashore froiri some wrecks, and th...


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Author : Robert Beverley
Publisher : General Books
Data Published : January 2012
ISBN : 9781458879943
EAN : 9781313927147
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 82 pages
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Language : English
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