Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Twelve Families

In 1675 Jamestown consisted of only twelve or fourteen families who earned their living by keeping houses of entertainment. Population was about 75 persons. There were twelve new brick houses and a number of frames houses with attached brick chimneys, all worth about 1,500,000 pounds of tobacco. All of the houses were not inhabited. The two most substantial homes were owned by Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Drummond. When Jamestown was laid to ashes by the soldiers of Bacon, Drummond and Lawrence applied the toch to their homes.

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