Friday, April 10, 2009
April 10: Americans — by Will of the King (Vol. 43, pp. 49-58)
King James granted the royal charter for what became Virginia this day in 1606. The text of the charter is today's reading. In those days, before one could go to the New World to seek his fortune, he had to ask the king's permission. He also had to pledge total obedience to God and the king. A hell of a way to settle a continent.