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Contrary to popular accounts of North Carolina history, the first settlers on the north side of the Albemarle Sound did not come to the area to escape religious persecution in Virginia and New England. The author addresses the specific historiography on the subject using accounts from contemporary witnesses to support his analysis.
Reverend Joseph Blount Chesire of Roanoke Island delivered this address on August 18th, 1910 to commemorate the 323rd anniversary of the birth of Virginia Dare and the settlement of North Carolina.