Wednesday, March 4, 2009

An Accidence to the English Tongue

1724. Virginia.

Minister Hugh Jones writes The Present State of Virginia, and in the process reveals the mass opinion of the colonies to his north and south. Quoted from the text he says:

"If New England be called Receptacle of Dissenters... Pennsylvania the Nursery of Quakers, Maryland the Retirement of Roman Catholics, North Carolina the Refuge of Run-aways, and South Carolina the Delight of Buccaneers and Pirates, Virginia may be justly esteemed the happy Retreat of true Britons."

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