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r part. She has a large midship-house for the accommodation of the crew; boys' room and a galley 29 feet long. The stern is embellished with a richly carved moulding, with the Virginia coat of arms as a centre piece. She has a light and symmetrical cutwater, finished with a billet and, in fact, the finish throughout combines utility, beauty and strength. She has been named the Virginia Dare, after the first white child born in Virginia, and of which birth Capt. John Smith, the leader of the settlers in that colony, make particular mention in his history of the events connected with the settlement of Virginia, in these words:--"And on the 18th, Ellinor, the Governor's daughter, and wife to Ananias Dare, was delivered of a daughter, in Roanoke, which, being the first Christian there born, was called Virginia." She was constructed to the order of Messrs. David J. Burr, John Purcell and Wm. G. Paine, the building committee on the part of the company of merchants of Richmond, Va.