In the Jamestown colony, officials pass a law requiring all settlers with over one hundred acres of land to plant orchards and gardens, and fence them in.

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Bruce, Phillip Alexander. Economic History of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century. (New York: MacMillan and Co. and London, 1896), 131.