History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia

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Lippincott, 1860 - Virginia - 765 pages

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London Company George Sandys Treasurer Wyat
Massacre of 1622
Dissolution of Charter of Virginia Company Earl of South
Royal Government established in Virginia Yeardley Gover
Maryland settled Contest between Clayborne and Lord Bal
Virginia during Harveys Administration He is recalled
Virginia during the Civil War of England Berkley Go vernor Kemp Governor
Virginia during the Commonwealth of England Bennet Governor
Maryland during the Protectorate
Virginia during the Protectorate Digges Governor Matthews Governor
Virginia under Richard Cromwell and during the Interreg num Berkley Governor
Loyalty of Virginia Miscellaneous Affairs Morrison Governor Berkley Governor
Scarburghs Report of his Proceedings in establishing the Boundary Line between Virginia and Maryland The Bear and the Cub an extract from the A...
Miscellaneous Affairs
Berkleys Statistics of Virginia
Threatened Revolt
Rev Morgan Godwyns Account of the Condition of the Church in Virginia
Indian Disturbances Disaffection of Colonists
Bacons Rebellion
Bacons Rebellion continued
Bacons Rebellion continued
Closing Scenes of the Rebellion
Punishment of the Rebels Berkleys death Succeeded by Jeffreys
Chicheley Governor Culpepper Governor
Statistics of Virginia
Effingham Governor Death of Beverley Effinghams Corruption and Tyranny
William and Mary proclaimed College chartered An dros Governor
Condition of Virginia Powers of Governor Courts and State Officers Revenue
Administration of Andros Nicholson again Governor
Assembly held in the College Ceremony of Opening Go vernors Speech

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