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nts in Virginia continued to grow in wealth and importance. With the number of emigrants increased the amount of tobacco raised in the Virginia Colony, and it soon became necessary to form towns for the purpose of concentrating trade for facilitating the exportation of tobacco, and for the promotion of commerce. In selecting locations for these towns none seemed to offer better advantages than a district called by Capt. Smith, Nansamund, situated on the Elizabeth river, and on the 8th day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and eighty, seventy-three years after the settlement of Jamestown, the Assembly of Virginia passed an act directing the purchase of fifty acres of land for the town of Norfolk. Extraordinary inducements were offered to lawyers, bricklayers, artizans, and mechanics, to take up their residence within the fifty acres; and they were exempted from arrest, and their property was not liable to seizure for debt. Owing to the healthfulness of th