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....July 29, 1676 Governor, unable to resist Bacon, is compelled to retreat to Accomac......August, 1676 Gathering some vessels and about 1,000 men, the governor returns to Jamestown......Sept. 7, 1676 Bacon marches to Jamestown and drives out the governor and his followers......Sept. 18, 1676 He burns Jamestown......Sept. 19, 1676 Governor Berkeley retires again to Accomac, while Bacon suddenly sickens of a malignant fever, a result of exposure and anxiety, and dies......Oct. 28, 1676 News of this rebellion in England prevents the issue of the promised liberal charter, just ready to pass the seals......October, 1676 Three commissioners despatched to Virginia and one regiment of soldiers arrive......Feb. 29, 1677 Governor Berkeley, being recalled by the King, sails for England......April 27, 1677 Governor Berkeley succeeded by Sir Herbert Jeffreys, who dies......December, 1678 William Byrd builds a mill and tradinghouse upon the present site of Richmond,