A first book in American history with European beginnings . fore we go. And NathanielBacon was given his commission. Once more he advanced on the warring tribes. Byfall, these tribes were completely crushed, and the dreadedattacks on the plantations came to an end. But Bacon did not have smooth sailing all this time.The Governor had again proclaimed Bacon and his fol-lowers rebels and had raised an army to defeat them.Bacon was not to be put down. He was doing his duty.So he led his men against Governor Berkeley and his army. On the march to Jamestown, Bacon stopped at thehomes of those plante

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A first book in American history with European beginnings . fore we go. And NathanielBacon was given his commission. Once more he advanced on the warring tribes. Byfall, these tribes were completely crushed, and the dreadedattacks on the plantations came to an end. But Bacon did not have smooth sailing all this time.The Governor had again proclaimed Bacon and his fol-lowers rebels and had raised an army to defeat them.Bacon was not to be put down. He was doing his duty.So he led his men against Governor Berkeley and his army. On the march to Jamestown, Bacon stopped at thehomes of those planters who had sided with the Governor,and carried their wives with him as hostages. 170 NATHANIEL BACON At Jamestown he found the Governors troops readyfor him. Placing the women in front of his own men heordered an intrenchment dug and breastworks thrown up.While this was being done the Governors guns did not firea single shot for fear of killing the women. The next day, however, there was a battle in James-town; and Bacon came off victor. The Governor fled. From a photograph. The Ruins of Jamestown. from the town, boarded a ship, and sailed down theriver. With Jamestown once in his hands and the Governorgone, it would seem as if Bacon should have been satis-fied; but he was not. He realized that even though heremained conqueror in Virginia, the King might sendwar ships and soldiers from England, and a great manyunpleasant things might happen. So he decided first ofall to burn the city of Jamestown. It was on the 19th of September, 1676, that they set171 A FIRST BOOK IN AMERICAN HISTORY fire to the city; and in a few hours the whole town wasreduced to ashes. Undoubtedly many a man and womanwept when they saw their homes eaten up by the flames.But they made no effort to prevent Bacon from doing ashe thought right. However, the Bacon Rebellion/ as it was called,was not to last much longer. The very next monthafter the burning of Jamestown, came the death fromfever of the daring you

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