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CHAPTER I

JAMESTOWN

A Mighty shaft through Raleigh's fingers slipped;

Smith shot it, and a Continent awoke!
For that great arrow, with an acorn tipped,

Planted an English Oak!

James Babron Hope.

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We have fittingly celebrated the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America. The three hundredth anniversary of Jamestown is hardly less worthy of commemoration.

A great nation can not bring to mind its small beginning and its stupendous growth through such a celebration as the Jamestown Exposition without stirring in the hearts of its people their best patriotism and the sincerest devotion to the principles which have made this nation- great.

And such patriotism and such devotion so completely underlie American Institutions that their soundness and strength are absolutely necessary to our strength and perpetuity.

Grover Cijeveland.

Princeton, Nov. 28, 1903.

The Jamestown Exposition should not only commemorate the early history and the growth of our nation, but it should also stimulate the present generation of our countrymen To Patriotic Duty.

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VIRGINIA HOSTESS

Motheb of heroes, queen uncrowned and free—
Virginia! At her open door she stands,
Serene and gay, with gracious outstretched hands,

Between a sunny land and smiling sea.

Greetings, she gladly gives to all who come!
Not gold and treasure, sought by men of yore,
But golden welcome shining from her door

Bids friends and strangers feel themselves at home.

Lucr Preston Beam. Buchanan, Virginia.

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The Jamestown Exposition—signalizing the first colonization of the English-speaking people on the shores of North America—pays a merited tribute to the great State of Virginia, the

Mother Op States And Of Statesmen.

No State has contributed more than the old Commonwealth of Virginia to the enunciation of genuine republican principles, or more enlightened statesmen who have upheld their principles in the halls of legislation and vindicated them by their valor in the field of battle.

Baltimore, March 20, 1907.

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