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ntry felt itself honored by those who were Virginians born; Thurloe, II. 274. and emigrants never again desired to live in England. Hammond, 8. Prosperity advanced with freedom; dreams of new staples and infinite wealth were indulged; E. Williams, Virginia, and Virginia's Discovery of Silk-worms, 1650. while the population of Virginia, at the epoch of the restoration, may have been about thirty thousand. Many of the recent emigrants had been royalists in England, good officers in the ation of all the Indians justified the belief, that, within ten days journey towards the setting of the sun, there was a country where gold might be washed from the sand, and where the natives themselves had learned the use of the crucible; E. Williams, Virginia, &c. 17. Comp. Silliman's Journal, on the mines of N. C. XXIII. 8, 9. but definite and accurate as were the accounts, inquiry was always baffled; and the regions of gold remained for two centuries an undiscovered land. Various we