I have come to you today to ask for permission if i can have a charter.
April 1607 ships had gone through to Chesapeake Bay and went a river to the know settlement known as Jamestown .On a peninsula to defend it if ever attacked.
looking to come back with riches like gold and silver instead of planting food
land was horrible for farming for example it was swampy
Capt, Jon smith had left in October the winter of 1609-1610 with the new arrival of 400 more people/settlers. Indians did not let them hunt or fish so they were forced to eat rats, dogs, horses ect. only 60 live tills ships with supplies came.
settlers never found gold or silver but instead was taught how to grow a less bitter tobacco by John Rolfe who got seeds from the west indies. First cash crop was sold in England in 1614
In 1607 colonist were allowed to rent land. By 1618 people who had payed money into Jamestown were given 100 acres of land. in 1619 the representative gov grew which allowed to town the send two representatives called Burgesses.they all met for a first time at a church on July ,30, 1619 at Jamestown.