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Is It Bermuda Hundred or Bermuda Hundreds or Bermuda Hundreds? Decidedly the first, we think, although we have not at hand any book from which we can ascertain the fact. Perhaps How may say something upon the subject. The following are the grounds of our belief: 1st. We have traveled the road leading to that point often, in former times. It was always called the "Hundred road" by persons living on it, and not the "Hundreds road." 2d. We have been often to Bermuda Hundred, and never heard anybody there call it "Bermuda Hundreds." 3d. From the very meaning of the phrase we derive an argument in favor of our view. A "hundred" is a municipal division of English origin, and said to have been devised by King Alfred. That Prince divided every county or shire of his kingdom into subdivisions, which were supposed to contain a hundred families or a hundred individuals. Each of these subdivisions was called a "Hundred, " (just as we say a village or a hamlet,) and each had a court, which was, and we believe is to this day, called the "Hundred Court." Probably, in the early settlement of the country, that portion of it round about the point in question was laid off into a "Hundred," with a court of limited jurisdiction, &c.
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