Norfolk Virginian, April 14, 1889


Mr. C. Hope Reid was in Baltimore Friday on his way to Accomac Courthouse, where he is interested with Congressman Browne, of this State, in a matured plan to bring over a colony from England and Scotland to settle in that neighborhood. The State of Virginia has recently passed an act to assist the scheme by grants, and the promoters have found it feasible to purchase land easily tilled and at reasonable prices. The plan is to bring over a colony of industrious Englishmen and Scotchmen, with families, who will need no outside labor to till the small farms which will be allotted among them. The counties of Norfolk, Princess Anne, Nansemond, Surry, Isle of Wight and Southampton should make similar endeavors.

Norfolk Virginian
April 14, 1889