A first book in American history, with special reference to the lives and deeds of great Americans . hidden there.But Bacon was already amongfriends. When the countrypeople heard that he was indanger, they seized their gunsand vowed to kill the gov-ernor and all his party. Ba-con was quickly marching onJamestown with five hundredangry men at his back. Thepeople refused to help the gov-ernor, and Bacon and his menentered Jamestown. It was theirturn to guard the roads and keep Berkeley in. The old governor offered to fight the young captainsingle-handed, but Bacon told him he would not harmhim.

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A first book in American history, with special reference to the lives and deeds of great Americans . hidden there.But Bacon was already amongfriends. When the countrypeople heard that he was indanger, they seized their gunsand vowed to kill the gov-ernor and all his party. Ba-con was quickly marching onJamestown with five hundredangry men at his back. Thepeople refused to help the gov-ernor, and Bacon and his menentered Jamestown. It was theirturn to guard the roads and keep Berkeley in. The old governor offered to fight the young captainsingle-handed, but Bacon told him he would not harmhim. Stock Photo
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A first book in American history, with special reference to the lives and deeds of great Americans . hidden there.But Bacon was already amongfriends. When the countrypeople heard that he was indanger, they seized their gunsand vowed to kill the gov-ernor and all his party. Ba-con was quickly marching onJamestown with five hundredangry men at his back. Thepeople refused to help the gov-ernor, and Bacon and his menentered Jamestown. It was theirturn to guard the roads and keep Berkeley in. The old governor offered to fight the young captainsingle-handed, but Bacon told him he would not harmhim.
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A first book in American history, with special reference to the lives and deeds of great Americans . hidden there.But Bacon was already amongfriends. When the countrypeople heard that he was indanger, they seized their gunsand vowed to kill the gov-ernor and all his party. Ba-con was quickly marching onJamestown with five hundredangry men at his back. Thepeople refused to help the gov-ernor, and Bacon and his menentered Jamestown. It was theirturn to guard the roads and keep Berkeley in. The old governor offered to fight the young captainsingle-handed, but Bacon told him he would not harmhim. Bacon forced the governor to sign a commissionappointing him a general. He also made the Legislaturepass good laws for the relief of the people. These lawswere remembered long after Nathaniel Bacons death, andwere known as Bacons Laws. While this work of doing away with bad laws andmaking good ones was going on, che Indians crept downto a place only about twenty miles from Jamestown andmurdered the people. General Bacon promptly started forthe Indian country with his little army. But, just as he. BACON AND HIS MEN. 83 was leaving the settlements, he heard that the governorwas raising troops to take him when he should get back; sohe turned about and marched swiftly back to Jamestown, The governor had called out the militia, but when theylearned that instead of taking them to fight the Indiansthey were to go against Bacon, they all began to murmurBacon! Bacon! Bacon! Then they left the field andwent home, and the old governor fainted with disappoint-ment. He was forced to flee for safety to the eastern shoreof Chesapeake Bay, and the government fell into the handsof General Bacon.. Bacon had an enemy on each side of him. No soonerhad Berkeley gone than the Indians again began their mur-ders. Bacon once more marched against them, and killedmany. He and his men lived on horseflesh and chinquapinnuts during this expedition. When Bacon got back to the settlements and had dis-missed a

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