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AMERICAN CIVILIZATION UNITED STATES HISTORY 170 Rhett S. James Marcio Carvalheiro History 170 Chapter 2 September 16, 2008 Transplantations and borderlands 1.Great wealth As Jamestown struggled to survive, the London Company (now renamed the Virginia Company) was already dreaming of bigger things. In 1609, it obtained a new charter from the king, which increased its power and enlarged its territory it sent Lord Dc La \Vrr to be the colonv first governor. It offered stock in tile company to planters who were willing to migrate at their own expense. And it provided free passage to Virginia for poorer people who would agree to serve tile company for seven years. In the spring of 1609, tile Virginia Company dispatched a fleet of nine vessels with about 600 people aboard (including some women and children) to Virginia. i 2. Fair payment to people and nations for territory won in wars Headrights were fifty —acre grants of land. Those who already lived in the colony received two headrights (100 acres) apiece. Each new settler received a single headright for himself or herself. This system encouraged family groups to migrate together, since the more family members who traveled to America, the more land the family would receive. In addition,
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