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ed away. Englishmen of wealth and influence became planters, purchased lands in the new world, and brought out tenantry to cultivate them. The culture of tobacco became a source of wealth, and hundreds were tempted by the prospect of gain to leave their English homes for the new found El Dorado. For the next twelve years after the settlement of Jamestown the number of planters rapidly increased; but still the affairs of the colony did not thrive equal to the expectations of the people. In 1620, the same year Miles Standish put his foot on the "blarney stone" of New England, twelve hundred and sixty-one additional settlers were induced to emigrate, but they soon became dissatisfied, and cherished the hope of a speedy return to England. Like men who rushed to the Pacific coast in the years 1849 and 1850, they left the comforts of civilization for the sake of gain, and soon found out the difference between a comfortable home in Britain and life in the wilderness. But then there were