First Charter of Virginia April 10, 1606

This charter was granted by King James I to those who would endeavor to settle “Jamestown Colony” in Virginia:
We, greatly commending and graciously accepting of their Desires for the Furtherance of so noble a Work, which may, by the Providence of Almighty God, hereafter tend to the Glory of His Divine Majesty, in propagating of Christian Religion to such People, as yet live in Darkness and miserable Ignorance of the true Knowledge and Worship of God, and may in time bring the Infidels and Savages, living in those Parts, to human Civility, and to a settled and quiet Government…
William J. Federer, America’s God and Country. [p.624]

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