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Williamsburg




Williamsburg, post village, capital of James City County, Virginia, 58 east south east Richmond, 175 Washington City. Situated on elevated ground between James and York rivers. First settled in 1632, and was formerly the seat of the colonial government. It is regularly laid out with streets intersecting each other at right angles, and contains a court house, jail, and county offices on a public square, 3 churches, 1 Episcopal, 1 Baptist, and 1 Methodist, a lunatic asylum, 200 dwellings, and about 1,600 inhabitants. It bears some marks of decay. It is the seat of William and Mary college, founded in 1693, and contains a president and 4 professors or other instructors, 110 students, and 5,000 volumes. in its libraries. The commencement is on the 4th of July.
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