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ir's Dissertation, p. i. s. i. the historian of the expedition; and White, an ingenious painter, whose sketches In De Bry, part II. They and established a municipal government for the city of Raleigh. John White was appointed its governor; and to him, with eleven assistants, tthe West Indies, refused his assistance in exploring the coast, and White was compelled to remain on Roanoke. The fort of Governor Lane, witnglish town, it soon had English graves. The original account of White, in Hakluyt, III. 340—348. The story is repeated by Smith, Stith, knap, Williamson, Martin, Thomson, Tytler, and others. For when White reached England, he found its whole attention absorbed by the threapatriotism did not diminish his generosity, found means to despatch White with supplies 1588. April 22. in two vessels. But the company, dey of Raleigh. More than another year elapsed, before 1590 Whit White, in Hakluyt, III. 348, 349, and 350—357. could return to search for
re employment of his powers for the benefit of his creditor. Oppression early ensued: men who had been transported into Virginia at an expense of eight or ten pounds, were sometimes sold for forty, fifty, or even threescore pounds. Smith, i. 105. The supply of white servants became a regular business; and a class of men, nicknamed spirits, used to delude young persons, servants and idlers, into embarking for America, as to a land of spontaneous plenty. Bullock's Virginia, 1649, p. 14. White servants came to be a usual article of traffic. They were sold in England to be transported, and in Virginia were resold to the highest bidder; like negroes, they were to be purchased on shipboard, as men buy horses at a fair. Sad State of Virginia, 1657, p. 4, 5. Hammond's Leah and Rachel, 7. In 1672, the average price in the colonies, where five years of service were due, was about ten pounds; while a negro was worth twenty or twenty-five pounds. Blome's Jamaica, 84 and 16. So usual
the consequences of Chap IX.} 1624. the attempt at a permanent establishment near Cape Ann; for White, a minister of Dorchester, a Puritan, but not a separatist, breathed into the enterprise a higheaving already left New Plymouth for Nantasket, through a brother in England, who was a friend of White, obtained the agency of the adventure. 1625 A year's experience proved to the company, that the vigor, inspired as it were by some superior instinct, and confiding in the active friendship of White, succeeded in breathing a portion 1626 of his sublime courage into his three companions; and, m Cotton Mather, b. i. c. IV. s. 3. The design of a plantation was now ripening in the mind of White and his associates in the south-west of England. About the same time, some friends in Lincolnsher walking. After the departure of the emigrant ship from England, the company, counselled by White, an eminent lawyer, and supported by the time-serving cour- Chap. IX.} 1628. tier, Lord Dorche