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OF

CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH.

THE

FOUNDER OF VIRGINIA.

BY Wliam

GILMORE SIMMS.

AUTHOR OF “LIFE OF MARION," "HISTORY OF SOUTH CAROLINA,” ETO.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1846, by

W. GILMORE SIMMS,

in the Clerk's Office for the Southern District of New York.

S. W. BENEDICT, STEREOTYPER AND PRINTER, 16 Spruce st

ADVERTISEMENT.

THE works consulted in the preparation of this volume are "The true Travels, Adventures and Observations of Captain John Smith in Europe, Asia, Africke and America," Stith, Beverley, Burke, Purchas, Grahame, Bancroft, Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the neat and well-written Life of Smith, by Mr. Hilliard, contained in the Library of American Biography. As much of Smith's own language as could be employed has been made use of without scruple, and with little alteration. It has been a favorite part of the plan of the present volume to make the account of the Discovery, Settlement and Progress of Virginia as copious as possible, consistently with the claims of the biography.

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