Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Jamestown: 1675

In 1675, Jamestown consisted of only twelve or fourteen families who obtained a living chiefly by keeping houses of entertainment. There were twelve new brick houses and anumber of framed houses with brick chimneys attached. The value of the whole number was calculated at 1,500,000 pounds of tobacco.  Source: Final Report of the English Commissioners on Bacon's Rebellion, Winder Papers, vol. II, page 503, Virginia State Library.

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