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ge II, (about whom Mr. Thackeray tells so many pleasant stories,) it was formed into a borough; and that is how the city of Norfolk came about. From 1736, the date of its chapter, to 1770, the town of Norfolk grew rapidly. Its fine location and its excellent harbor gave an importance few other towns possessed.--Trade from all parts of the State flowed into its streets, and avenues were opened to commerce with the world. At one time there was but a single rival in the colony, and that, Dumfries, a Scotch settlement on the Potomac, now a ruined and desolate burg. The year 1770, saw Norfolk the richest and most flourishing city in Virginia. It had increased in size until its inhabitants numbered six thousand; and had increased in wealth of which its fine streets, its stores and warehouses, its wharves, its churches, and its elegant private residences, were evidence. When the American Revolution begun, Norfolk was in a very prosperous condition. At that time many of her sons