Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826. Notes on the State of Virginia
Pagan Creek affords 8 or 10 feet water to Smithfeild, which admits vessels of 20 ton. Chickahominy has at its mouth a bar, on which is only 12 feet water at common flood tide. Vessels passing that, may go 8 miles up the river; those of 10 feet draught may go four miles further, and those of six tons burthen, 20 miles further.
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