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Robin: Chancery Cause, Fauquier County (Part 3 of 4)

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and all have the privilege of attending. The teachers are well educated colored persons, except in two or three missionary schools. A Lyceum and debating Society has been formed to which is attached a museum, a Library & reading room. The Sabbath is strictly observed. A convenient number churches have been errected [erected] for the accommodation of all the people, nearly all attend public worship. With the exception of a few missionaries, their preachers are colored men. A great portion of the people are members of the temperance Society. And it is a very rare thing to see a man intoxicated, or to hear profane language. Good order prevails throughout the Colony. The Governor is the only officer appointed by the Am. Colonization Society. The Lieut Gov. & all other officers are elected by the people from arriving themselves, every male inhabitant of the age of twenty one has the right to vote. The country is exceedingly fertile, producing when put under cultivation almost everything for the comfort & the luxuries of life. The land is laid out in farms of ten acres each. The Governor has been instructed to errect [erect] houses on each of these as fast as is practicable, for the accommodation of emigrants on their arrival.