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Sketches of Western North Carolina, Historical and Biographical

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Author: C. L. Hunter
Language: English
Wordcount: 110,274 / 342 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 35.3
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 306
Added to site: 2004.07.24
mnybks.net#: 8855
Genres: History, Biography
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religion." At what time settlements were first permanently made within the present limits of North Carolina, has not been clearly ascertained. In 1622, the Secretary of the colony of Virginia traveled overland to Chowan River, and described, in glowing terms, the fertility of the soil, the salubrity of the climate, and the kindness of the natives. In 1643, a company obtained permission of the Virginia Legislature to prosecute discoveries on the great river South of the Appomatox of which they had heard, under a monopoly of the profits for fourteen years, but with what measure of success has not been recorded. These early exploring parties to the South, bringing back favorable reports of the fertile lands of the Chowan and the Roanoke could not fail to excite in the colony of Jamestown a spirit of emigration, many of whose members were already suffering under the baneful effects of intolerant legislation. In 1643, during the administration of Sir William Berkeley, it was specially "ordered that no minister sho

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