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DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT, SS.

LS" Jj E IT REMEMBERED; That on the eighteenth day of January, in the forty-fifth year of the independence of the United States of America, Frederick Butler of the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as Author, in the words following, to wit, "A Complete History of the United States of America, embracing the whole period from the discovery of North America, down to the year 1820. In three volumes. By Frederick Butler, A. M. Author of "A Catechetical Compend of General History,"—"Sketches of Universal History," and ■• Farmer's Manual." "Qui Iranstulit sushnet." In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, "An act "for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts "and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the "tinges therein mentioned,"

viy •" CHARLES A. INGER?OLL,

Clerk of the District of Connecticut. A true copy of Record, examined and sealed by me,

CHARLES A. INGERSOLL, Clerk of the District of Connecticut.

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HISTORY

OF THE

CHAPTER I.
VIRGINIA.

FROM THE FIRST SETTLEMENT OF THE COLONY OF VIRGINIA
TO THE DISSOLUTION OF ITS CHARTER, AND THE COMMENCE-
MENT OF THE ROVAL GOVERNMENT, 1624.

We have noticed, in the Introduction to the first volume, the attempts that were made in the 16th century, by Ribault and Laudonnier, under the influence and patronage of Coligni and Chattillon, (commanders engaged in the cause of the Huguenots in France,) to commence settlements upon the coast of North America. We have also noticed the adventures of Ponce Leon, the Spaniard, and Milandes the Murderer, who put Ribaultandhis little colony to the most cruel death. We have also noticed the revenge taken by Gourges, from France, upon those barbarous Spaniards, who sacrificed Milandes and his company to the sword and the gibbet; razed their forts, and returned to France. We have also noticed the adventures of Sir Walter Raleigh, near the close of this century, under letters patent from Queen Elizabeth, who landed upon the island of Wockocken, upon this coast, and called it Virginia, in honour of the virgin queen, which became the general

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