George Alsop

(b. 1638)

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(1638–?), emigrated from England to America (1658), of which he wrote in A Character of the Province of Mary-Land (1666) to encourage emigration. This jocular mixture of prose and verse describes the country, the Indians, and the arrangements for conveying poor people to America.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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