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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.18 (search)
be regarded as unimportant fruit. The Indians, like those of our own day, were perverse pupils. Nevertheless, efforts for their enlightenment did not cease. The Brafferton school at William and Mary College, endowed by the Hon. Robert Boyle in 1691, it is noted by an English traveller, exercised its useful offices in 1759, Travels of Rev. Andrew Burnaby, Virginia Historical Register, Volume III, page 87. and it is believed they were continued until the period of the Revolution. Governor e American plantatious. A Perfect Description of Virginia, 1649, page 15. Force's Tracts, Volume II. Other free schools followed in the benefactions of Virginia planters — in Gloucester county in 1675, founded by Henry Peasley; in Yorktown in 1691, by Governor Francis Nicholson; Of this school Robert Leightonhouse, who died in 1701, was the first teacher. The school-house was standing in Yorktown at the beginning of our late war. in Westmoreand in 1700, by William Horton; in Accomac in