The foreign population is small, and the negro population about 248,000.
One of the thirteen English colonies which after the Revolution of 1776 became the original States of the American Union.
Its total area is 13,327 square miles, of which 3386 square miles are water.
The total population (1906) was 1,275,434; of this total 37.1 per cent was reported in the census as claiming to be church-members (23.7 percent Protestant ; 13.1 per cent Catholics ; 0.3 per cent all others), and 62.9 per cent not reported as church members.
The numerical rank of the state has decreased in every census period, being sixth in 1790 and twenty-sixth in 1900.
Not having any such remedy, they did not, as they could not, resort to it.
After numerous delays and detentions caused by its enemies, the expedition sailed from Southampton, 22 November, 1633.
After a year's residence in Avalon, Sir George sailed south in quest of a more genial climate and a more kindly soil.
He reached Jamestown, Virginia, but the authorities of that English settlement refused him permission to land unless he would take the oath of supremacy as well as that of allegiance.
The grantee appointed the governor and all the civil and military officers of the province. He had power of life and death over the inhabitants as regards punishments for crime.
He could erect manors, the grantees of which enjoyed all the rights and privileges belonging to that kind of estate in England. He could confer titles of honour and thus establish a colonial aristocracy.
The expedition, the landing of which on the shores of St.