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Mount Crawford, 460
Moorefield, 300
Montville, 354
Morgantown, 381

Occoquan, 442

Old Point Comfort, 252

Pattonsburg, 203

Palmyra, 270

Parisburg, 278

Paddytown, 291

Palatine, 372
Parkersburg, 516
Petersburg, 242
Peterstown, 383
Philippi, 187
Philmont, 354
Point Pleasant, 360
Port Royal, 215

“ Conway, 349

“ Republic, 460

Portsmouth, 400

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GENERAL OR OUTLINE HISTORY.

CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION PROGRESS OF COMMERCE-ROANODE SETTLEMENTS.

Discovery of America. ---England.-Want of commerce in early times.-Voyages of the Cabots.

Progress

of English discovery-Frobisher-Gilbert-Raleigh. Failure of the Roanoke settlements.......

Page 11

CHAPTER II.

SETTLEMENT AT JAMES TOWN-SUFFERINGS OF THE COLONIES-ADVENTURES OF SMITA.

New company raised-its charter.- James Towo.—Machinations against Smith.—Difficalties of the

colony-Smith taken prisoner-his release. --Arrival

of Newport.-Discovery of earth believed to be

gold. - Departure of Newport-Burvey of the Chesapeake and its waters by Smith.-Smith made

president-Second arrival of Newport.-Judicious conduct of Smith. -New charter.-New arrival of

emigrants.-Badness of the selection. -New settlements. Accident to Smith-his departure-his

character..............

.... Page 2

CHAPTER III.
PROGRESS OF THE COLONT-XASSACRE OF 1612-DISSOLUTION OF THE LONDON COMPANY.
State of the colony at Smith's departure-its conduct and subsequent sufferings.--Arrival of Gates--of

Lord De La Warehis departure.- Arrival of Dale.-Martial law.-Gates governor.-Grants of land
to individuals.-New charter.-Mariage of Pocahontas.-Friendly relations with the Indians.-Culti-
vation of tobacco.-Tenure of lands.-Tyranny of Argall.--Propriety of reform in the government-
Yeardley governor.-First colonial assembly in 1619.-Introduction of women. - Introduction of negroes
by the Dutch in 1620.-Constitution brought over by Sir Francis Wyatt-Relations with the Indians.-
Mazsacre of the 22d of March, 1629—its consequences.--Struggles between the long and the company,
- Commissioners sent to Virginia.-Firinness of the Virginians.- Dissolution of the company. - Page 34

CHAPTER IV.

PROGRESS OF THE COLONY FROM THE DISSOLUTION OF THE LONDON COMPANY TO THE BREAKING OUT

OP BACON'S REBELLION IN 1675.

Accession of Charles I.-Tobacco trade.--Yeardley governor--his commission favorable-his death and

character.-Lord Baltimore's reception.--State of religion--legislation upon the subject.-Invitation

to the Puritans to settle on Delaware Bay.--Harvey governor. Grant of Carolina and Maryland.-

Harvey deposed-restored.--Wyatt governor.--Acts of the legislature improperly censured.-Berkeley

governor.--Indian relations.-Opechancanough prisoner--his death.-Change of government in Eng-

land.-Fleet and army sent to reduce Virginia. ---Preparation for defence by Berkeley.--Agreement

entered into between the colony and the commissioners of the conimonwealth.--Indian hostilities.-

Matthews elected governor.--Difficulties between the governor and the legislature-adjusted.--State

of the colony and its trade.-Commissioners sent to England. --The Restoration.-General legisla-

tion....

.. Page 51

CHAPTER V.

BACON'S REBELLION-HOSTILE DESIGNS OF THE FRENCH.

Indifference to change in England.-Navigation Act.-Convicts.-Conspiracy detected. —Discontents.-

Cessation from tobacco planting for one year.--Royal grants.-Virginia's remonstrance.--Success of

deputies.- Indian hostilities.- Army raised and disbanded by governor.-People petition for an army-

elect Bacon commander-he marches without commission and defeats Indians--pursued by governor,

who retreats on hearing of rising at Jamestown.-Governor makes concessions.-Bacon prisoner-is

pardoned.-People force commission from governor.--Bacon marches to meet Indians--hears he is

declared a rebei by Berkeley-marches to meet him-he flees to Accomac-Convention called and

free government established.-Bacon defeat the Indians.---Berkeley obtains possession of the ship

ping, and occupies Jamestown-is besieged by Bacon, and driven out.--Jamestown burni.-Death of

Bacon--character of his enterprise. -Predatory warfare-treaty between governor and his opponents.--

Cruelty of Berkeley.--King's commissioners.--Departure of Berkeley and his death.-Acts of Assembly

passed during Bacon's intluence. Conduct of king's commissioners.-Culpeper governor.--Discontents.

--Conduct of Beverly-Howard governor.--General conduct of Virginia and progress of affairs.-

Plan of Callier for dividing the British colonies.........

Page 69

CHAPTER VI.

EVENTS FROM THE YEAR 1705 TO THE TERMINATION OF THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR.

Gov. Nicholson superseded by Nott, and he by Jennings.--Administration of Gov. Spotswood.-Drysdale

governor-succeeded by Gooch.-Death of Rev. James Blair.- Notice of Col. William Byrd.--Gooch's

charge to the grand jury against Presbyterians, Methodiste, &c.-Burning of the capitol' at Williams-

burg.-Revision of the colonial laws.--Departure of Gooch.--Dinwiddie governor.--Encroachments of

the French.-Mission of George Washington beyond the Alleghanies to the French commandant of a

fort-its inauspicious results.--Gov. Dinwiddie prepares to repel the encroachments of the French.-

Expedition against them under Col. Fry, and the erection of Fort Duquesne.-Washington's skirmish

with Juinonville-he erects Fort Necessity-he surrenders to the French, and marches back to Vir-

ginia.-The Burgesses pass a vote of thanks to him.Gov. Dinwiddie resolves to prosecute the war-

the futility of his projects.- Arrival of Gen. Braddock.--Braddock's defeat.--Bravery of Washington

and the Virginia troops.-Frontiers open to incursions from the savages.--Fauquier governor.---Troops

destined for the conquest of Duquesne rendezvous at Raystown.--Defeat of Major Grant, and heroisin

of Captain Bullet-Fort Duquesne evacuated.--End of the war

Page 88

CHAPTER VII.

FROM THE TERMINATION OF THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR TO TIE SURRENDER OP CORNWALLIS.

Encroachments of Britain upon the American colonies.-Spirited conduct of Virginia thereon.--Patrick

Henry's resolution on the right to tax America.--Denih of Governor Fauquier.- Arrival of Lord Botte-

tourt-Continned aggressions of the mother country.---Death of Bottetouri.- Lord Dunmore governor.---

Dunmore's war.–Battle of Point Pleasant.--Speech of Logan.-End of the Indian war.-Meeting of the

Continental Congress.-Dunmore reinoves the gunpowder of the colony from the magazine at Wil-

liamsburg.-Patrick Henry forces the receiver-general to make compensation.--Dunmore flees on

board the Fowey man-of-war.---Meeting of the Virginia Convention.-Dunmore, with the British fleet,

attacks Hampton.- Affair in Princess Anne.- Defeat of the enemy at Great Bridge.- Norfolk burnt.--

Delegates in Congress instructed by the General Convention of Virginia to propose the Declaration of

Independence.--A constitution for the state government adopted.--Patrick Henry governor.--Dunmore

driven from Gwynn's Island.--First meeting of the legislature under the state constitution.--Indian

war.--Col. Christian makes peace with the Creek and Cherokee nations.--Revision of the state laws.--

Glance at the war ai the north.--Sir Henry Clinton appointed commander-in-chief of the British army.

--He transfers the seat of the war to the south.--Sir George Collier, with a British Acet, enters liampion

Roads.--Fort Nelson abandoned.--The enemy take possession of Portsmouth, and burn Sutioik.--They

embark for New York.-Gen. Leslie invades Virginia, and lands at Portsmouth.--The government

prepares to resist the enemy.-Leslie leaves Virginia.--Arnold in vades Virginia, lands at Westover,

and marches to Richmond.--Ile returns to Westover, and arrives at Portsmouth.-Washington forms

a plan to cut off his retreat.-Clinton detaches Gen. Philips to the assistance of Arnold.-Defenceless

situation of Virginia.-Philips takes possession of Petersburg, and commits depredations in the vicinity.

--Death of Gen. Philips.-Cornwallis enters Petersburg.--Tarleton's expedition to Charlottesville.--

Various movements of the two armies.--Cornwallis concentrates his army ai York and Gloucester.--

Surrender of Cornwallis....

Page 104

CHAPTER VIII.

FROM THE CLOSE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION TO THE PRESENT TIME.

End of the war.-Action of the Virginia Convention upon the federal constitution.--Origin of the Federal

and Democratic parties.-Opposition to the alien and sedition laws in Virginia.--Report oto Mr. Madi-

son thereon.-War of 1812. --Revision of the state constitution in 1829-30.--Action of Virginia upon

the subject of slavery in 1831–2.-Policy of the state in reference to internal improvement and educa-
tion........

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MISCELLANIES.

273

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Page
ACADEMY, the first in the valley of Va. 454 Dodridge, Rev. J., work of .

198
Allen's Cave....

497 Dunmore's palace

........ 328
Anecdotes, revolutionary........

290 359
Ann, Mad, notice of ...

173 Early settlers, customs of in sw. Va...... 198 372
Archer, Col. Wm.......

173 Eastern shore described .......

........ 404
Archer, Dr. B.T.......

431

monumental inscription on ..... 405
Arnold....
.243 305 399 Eggleston, Major....

174
Ashley, Gen. Wm. H.....
431 Emory and Henry College....

498
Austin, Stephen, birthplace of...
515 Emigration to Va. from the North.

234

Episcopal church, first in valley of Va..
Bacon's Castle...
486 Episcopal Theological Seminary.

543
Baptist, warrior parson...
258 Eulen's leap..

366
preacher confined at Fairfax..

239
Baptists, history and persecutions of:
379 Fairfax, Lord....

235 275
college of.....

312 487 539
stone ...

300
Banks, Linn
360 Foreman, Capt., defeat of

368
Barbour, Gov...
424 Forsyth, Hon. John...

484
Judge
424 Fort Donnally, attack on...

287
Baylor, Col.....

293
Henry, siege of........

409
Blackburn, Gen...

186 Loudon...
Blannerhasset, notice of..
516 Nelson, abandoned

399
Bland, Col. Theodorick.

410
Rice, attack of.....

201
Richard........

441

Savannah....
Blind Preacher ...

350

Seybert, massacre at....
Blind, institution for the....

179
“ Young.

172
Blowing Cave.....
185 at Point Pleasant..

366
Boatien, life of.....
496 Forts of early settlers described....

201
Booker, Wonder, longevity of..
435 | Fortification, ancient ....

270
Bottetourt, Lord.
326 Francisco, Peter........

207
Brady, Capt. Samuel...

200
Braxton, Carter.....
................. 348 Garden, the Devil's.........

300
Burk, the historian..
248 Gates, Gen......

192
Buffalo Knob....
270 Gerinan settlers, customs of

461
Bursted Rock, the
428 Germanna, ancient town of

475
Giles, Gov.........

170
"Campbellites," sketch and college of......... 193 Gilmer, F. W....

. 165 265
Campbell, Col. Arthur, biography of ... 503 Gigantic race, relics of a

469
Gen. Wm...
.......504 505 Girardin, the historian....

248
Carrington, Judge Paul..

220 Glass windows, the
Carr, Dabney...
358 Grundy, Hon. Felix....

193
Caudy's Castle
292 Greenbrier, early settlements in..

285
Catholic Colleges ...
.312 542 Grayson, Hon. Wm..

442
Census of 1840....
160 Graham, Rev. W., anecdotes of.

455
Certificates, revolutionary:

240 Great Bridge, battle of...
Church, the Established, abolition of... 142 Gwyn's Island, batlle at..

376
Church, ancient.234 247 255 311 315 317 342 381 395
Champe, Sergeant..
352 Harrison, President........

218
City, ancient, relics of an..

209
Hon. Benj....

218
Clay, Henry.
293 Hanging Rocks, battle near...

202
Clarke, Gen. Geo. Rogers..
234 Banipden Sidney College

433
Gen. Wm..
234 Henry, Patrick...

213 220 205
Coal Mines of Eastern Va....
230 Helphistine, Major...

275
Columbian College......

539 Henrico, origin of its name.
Convention, troops of...
165 Hoge, Rev. M......

434
Convention of 1708 and 18-29-30..
312 Houston, President

455
Cornstalk, murder of....
364 Horses, wild.....

103
Country, description of, on the Big Sandy. 506 Hughs, Jesse, anecdotes of.

301
Craney Island, attack on....
403 Huguenot settlement.

431
Crawford, Col.....

193
Cunningham, Capt. Wm.
251 Ice Mountain....

291
Culpeper minute-nen..

237 Indian incursions

173 204 278 286 468
Cyclopean Towers....
180 Indian graves.

426
mounds

. 350 456
Dale, Commodore.......

403
relics.......

300
Dan, the passage of
427 Indians, ancient, of Va.....

135
Darke, Gen......

3410

relics of in eastern Va............349 470
Da vies, Rev. Samuel.

293
skirmish with......

300
Davison, J., anecdote of............

435 Insane and idiotic persons, number of in Va... 179
Deaf and Dumb........

179
Declaration of Independence at Richmond.... 313 James City, battles in.....

319
Dick Pointer, heroism of ........

287 Jefferson, President..........

....168 214
Dismal Swamp....
401 Jefferson's Rock......

335
Dodridge, Philip, anecdotes of.
........... 197 Joe Logston, anecdotes of....

445

.... 397

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Johnsons, intrepidity of........................ 416 Petersburg volunteers ...,

145
Johnson, Judge Peter.........
505 Pendleton, Edmund....

215
Philips, the tory....

438
Kanawha, falls of.......

267 Philips, Gen., death of....
salt works.........
344 Pocahontas basin......

2.18
gas wells .....

346

place where she rescued Capt.Smith 282
pictured rocks at.................. 346 Poes, the bravery of......

414
Kenton, Gen. Sinon......

267 Point Pleasant, battle of.....

......

...361 366
song on .....

366
Laws, ancient ......
150 | Powell's Fort Valley.......

426
Law, Lynch, origin of....
212 Point of Fork, invasion of....

271
Lead Mines of Wythe
515 Pleasants, Gov...,

283
Lee, Gen. Charles..
..... 191 Preaching, the first in western Va....

192
Francis Lightfoot........

511 Presbyterian clergyman, the first in America 293
Gov....
..... 511 Princess Ann, skirmish in....

438
Richard Henry...

......... 510 Prince William, military events in the vicinity. 442
Lewis, Meriwether....
Gen. Andrew .....

204 Quakers, persecution of.......... ........ 151 354
Charles...........

.182 362
family..
181 Randolph, John of Roanoke

223 440
Colonel Fielding..

482
Edmund ............

313
Life in western Va.......

152
Peyton

333
* in eastern Va.......

156
Macon College

378
Longevity, list of remarkable cases of ....... 148 Reminiscences, revolutionary.

243
Long Lsland, battle of.....
501 River, the lost...

300
Littlepage, Lewis.........
483 Richmond Theatre, the burning of..

309
Lucas family.....

279
invasion of ...

305
Lunatic Asylum...
..178 321 Roberdeau, Gen. D.............

275
Luray, cave at.....

425 Rice, Dr. J.H....
Rumsey, the first steamboat inventor.

336
M'Nutt, Gov.

456
Mad Ann...
172 Salt, fossil....

469
Mason, George
260 Scotch-Irish, settlements of ...

451
Marshall, John....

..262 275 Scott, Gen. Charles...
Marshall's Pillar..........

268
Major Joseph..

242
Massie, Gen. N...

293

Gen. Wintield...
Marriages, poetical notices of
332 Scenery of the valley of Va....

456
Madison, D. D., James....

333 Settlements, early, in nw. Va.......... 189 382 444
Madison, President ..............

422
in sw. Va.....

499
Maminoth mound....

......... 370 Simcoe, skirmishes of........ 217 271 290 306 319
Matoaca, inscriptions at.......
229 Sheffoy, Daniel.......

179
Medical Colleges.
.........312 539 Spring, Augusta..........

177
Mercer, Gen. I ...........

480
Alum....

450
Meredith, Capt......

251
Blue Sulphur

229
Monumental İnscriptions at Hampton.... 249

Bottetourt..

418
oldest in Virginia.... 261
Dagger's

203
at Turkey Island.... 312

Fauquier

.... 262
at Norfolk.....

396
Grayson

216
at York..........521 523
Holston....

464
at Washington 540
Hygeian

278
Morgan, Gen. D..........

...233 276
Howard.

430
anecdote of.....

515
Jordan...

272
Moore family, captivity and murder of

489
Orkney

467
Moore's Lamentation, a song....
495

385
Moore, Hon. A........

456
Salt Sulphur

384
Moore house ......

530
Shannondale.

342
Monroe, President,

356
Sweet ...

384
Muhlenburg, Gen. P.

468

White Sulphur of Greenbrier.... 288
Slavery and tobacco...

133
Natural Pillars .......
278 Slaughter, Capt...

237
Bridge
457 Southampton insurrection...

.... 471
Tunnel ..........

464 Spotswood, Gov., visit to the family of. 476
Negro duel...............
.......... 351 Statistics of 1840 .............

.... 160
Nelson family, seat of....
295 Stephens, Gen....

.... 191
Gov.....
................ 5:22 Stevens, Gen. E............

240
Newspapers, first in Va.... ................. 331 Stockton, Isabella, romantic courtship or...... 192
Norfolk, burning of
398 Suffolk, burning of....

387

Superstition, anecdotes illustrating it at the
Obituary ........

148
present day

500
Old Church
520 Summers, Judge

.... 347
Capitol

305 329 Stune structure, ancient, on Ware creek .... 391
" Dominion, origin of the name............ 131
magazine

328 Tarleton, Col......

......... 166 212
" Raleigh tavern.......
...... 330 Taylor, Col. John..

215
O'Hara, Gen., anecdote of......

245
Geo. Keith

.... 440
Opechancanough's residence.
349 Tea-table, the....

292

Thruston, Col., the warrior parson.. 234 283
Page, Gov....
281 Tories, the hanging of....

358
Parson Cummings, anecdote of ...

499
insurrection of.

.... 301
Pass of the James...
....... 176 Trongh-Hill, battle of....

300
Peter Wright, the hunter.. ............ 172 Tyler, Judge

219
Peaks of Otter.....

........... 189
President..

.219 327

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University of Virginia.....

165 Washington, likeness of at Harper's Ferry.... 335
Uncle Jack, the negro preacher.

........ 174

his recommendation of Volney
Union Theological Seminary..

434
aged servant of.....

181
Upshur, Hon. A. P...

405

fac-simile of his writing.. 509

of the entry of his birth 509
Van Bebbers, anecdotes of the.........

366
birthplace of ........

507
Virginia, general view of.......

128

Lord Brougham's sketch of the
Governors...

145
character of....

508
Military Institute.

449
Judge Bushrod...

513
Virginians in high official stations under the

Col. William ...

484
United States....
146 Weyer's Cave....

183
Virginians, Jones's description of....
330 Weddings of early settlers

198
Westover, the seat of Col. Byrd..

217
Waddel, James, the blind preacher........... 417 Weems, Parson....

..255 256
Washington, marriage and courtship of....... 389 Wetzel, Lewis ............

413
his office at Soldier's Rest....... 233 Weedon, Gen............

480
entry of as surveyor.....
237 Wirt, William..

171
anecdotes of...
...241 543 William and Mary College.........

...... 324
residence of at Mt. Vernon...... 257 Witchcraft, trial for

436
statue of ..
308 Woodford, Gen. Wm.....

...... 215
modesty of
........ 329 Wolf-pits, construction of ..

206
mother of
483 Wythe, George..

352
college....

............. 449
farm.....
.... 482 Zane, Elizabeth. heroism of.

411

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