. The American encyclopedia of history, biography and travel . s, lived apart on their plan-tations, affecting something of the state of a landed aristocracy. After theruin of the kings cause at home, in 1645, many of the disbanded cavaliersfound refuge in Virginia, bringing with them their sentiment of chivalrousattachment to Church and King. In 1671, Governor Berkeley estimated the population of the colony at40,000, including 2,000 negro slaves, and 6,000 indented white servants.The character of his administration may be inferred from a communicationmade by him, this year, to the English Pri

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. The American encyclopedia of history, biography and travel . s, lived apart on their plan-tations, affecting something of the state of a landed aristocracy. After theruin of the kings cause at home, in 1645, many of the disbanded cavaliersfound refuge in Virginia, bringing with them their sentiment of chivalrousattachment to Church and King. In 1671, Governor Berkeley estimated the population of the colony at40,000, including 2,000 negro slaves, and 6,000 indented white servants.The character of his administration may be inferred from a communicationmade by him, this year, to the English Pri Stock Photo
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. The American encyclopedia of history, biography and travel . s, lived apart on their plan-tations, affecting something of the state of a landed aristocracy. After theruin of the kings cause at home, in 1645, many of the disbanded cavaliersfound refuge in Virginia, bringing with them their sentiment of chivalrousattachment to Church and King. In 1671, Governor Berkeley estimated the population of the colony at40,000, including 2,000 negro slaves, and 6,000 indented white servants.The character of his administration may be inferred from a communicationmade by him, this year, to the English Pri
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. The American encyclopedia of history, biography and travel . s, lived apart on their plan-tations, affecting something of the state of a landed aristocracy. After theruin of the kings cause at home, in 1645, many of the disbanded cavaliersfound refuge in Virginia, bringing with them their sentiment of chivalrousattachment to Church and King. In 1671, Governor Berkeley estimated the population of the colony at40,000, including 2,000 negro slaves, and 6,000 indented white servants.The character of his administration may be inferred from a communicationmade by him, this year, to the English Privy Council. I thank God,he wrote, there are no free schools or printing, and I hope we shall nothave any these hundred years ; for learning has brought disobedience, andheresy, and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libelsagainst the best government. God keep us from both ! Yet a few yearsafterwards, discontent had become so general that a rebellion broke out,and for a few months the insurgents had entire control of the government. 22*.