In "Of Plantations," what are Bacon's suggestions regarding victuals, beasts, birds, crops, wood, salt, and mines in the country of plantations?
For the protean Francis Bacon, the question of how to operate a plantation effectively was more than an academic exercise; along with Captain John Smith and his cousin the Earl of Salisbury, he was among the first to explore the newly chartered Virginia Colony in the early seventeenth century. And in the context of the essay "Of Plantations," it's worth noting that for Bacon, the word "plantation" is a synonym for colony.
Regarding victuals, or what we would call food, he...
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