A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia

A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia

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A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia by Thomas Hariot

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1590

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A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia

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CD D XC. VENALES REPERIVNTVR IN OFFICINA SIGISMVNDI FEIRABENDII TO THE RIGHT WORTHIE AND HONOV- RABLE, SIR VVALTER RALEGH, KNIGHT, SENESCHAL OF THE DVCHIES OF Cornewall and Exeter, and L. Warden of the stannaries in Deuon and Cornewall, T.B. wisheth true felicitie.

'SIR, seeing that the parte of the Worlde, which is betwene the FLORIDA and the Cap BRETON nowe nammed VIRGINIA, to the honneur of yours most souueraine Layde and Queene ELIZABETZ, hath ben descouuerd by yours meanes. And great chardges. And that your Collonye hath been theer established to your great honnor and prayse, and noelesser proffit vnto the common welth: Yt ys good raison that euery man euertwe him selfe for to showe the benefit which they haue receue of yt. Theerfore, for my parte I haue been allwayes

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This is an interesting little book describing the newly discovered Virginia Colony. This book was based on trips to the new colony during the lat 1580's and is one of the earliest glimpses into the native inhabitants, the trees found there and also what kind of animals and plants that can be used as a food source. This was needed information for any brave adventurer that wanted to try a new start in the new world. As a note though, since the book is very old I found that while reading it replace the letter u's with v, and the letter v with u's and it is easier to understand the words. Some words also may have been spelled differently long ago.
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