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s in the quarrels of strangers, or incur the hazards of seeking a New World.
Gorges' Brief Narration, c. II. The minds of many persons of intelligence, rank, and e little company revolved the project of a plantation.
At the same time, Sir Ferdinand Gorges was gathering information of the native Americans, whom he had received the strongest desire of becoming a proprietary of domains beyond the Atlantic.
Gorges was a man of wealth, of rank, and of influence; he readily persuaded Sir John Popham, lord chief justice of England, to share his intentions.
Gorges, c. II—v. Nor had the assigns of Raleigh become indifferent to western planting; the most disrance of Hakluyt, the hopes of profit and the extensive influence of Popham and Gorges,
Gorges, c. v. and VI. applied to James I. for leave to deduce a colony intoGorges, c. v. and VI. applied to James I. for leave to deduce a colony into Virginia, the monarch promoted the
April 10. noble work by readily issuing an ample patent.
The first colonial charter;
See the charter, in Hazard, i. 51—58;