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Filing Cabinet - Jamestown

Author's Note:
The Pace of Elizabeth and Abigail's Letters

Note the change of pace in the letters between the girls.  Early in Adventures in Jamestown, the letters Abigail and Elizabeth write to each other are not delivered as quickly as later in the book.  They span many months because few ships sailed between England and its Virginia colony in the beginning.  However, as England began to supply the colony more frequently with additional settlers, soldiers, and supplies, then the girls’ letters traveled to each other in six to eight weeks instead of six to eight months.

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