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Blair, James,

1656–1743, Church of England clergyman, missionary to colonial Virginia, and founder of the College of William and Mary, b. Scotland. At the request of the bishop of London, Blair traveled to Virginia in 1685 to revive and reform the church in the colony. He returned to England (1691) to petition for a college, which when chartered in 1693 was named William and Mary after the monarchs. Blair was made president for life. In 1694 he was appointed by the king to the Virginia council, of which he was a lifelong member (except for a brief period) and in 1740–41 president. With Henry Hartwell and Edward Chilton, Blair wrote The Present State of Virginia and the College (1727, ed. by H. D. Farish, 1940).

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See biography by P. Rouse (1971).

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Since this new edition does little to identify Beverley's borrowed passages (in contrast to Berland's work on Byrd), Parrish's explication of Beverley's authorship is unavoidably incomplete--especially insofar as the editors seem unaware of his access to the files of the Board of Trade (CO 5/1359) and his reliance upon the 1697 report by Henry Hartwell, Edward Chilton, and James Blair later published as The Present State of Virginia, and the College (London, 1727).
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ON a Sunday morning, early in the eighteenth century, Anglican minister James Blair accused male members of his Virginia congregation of attending church "on the purpose that they may feed their lustful Eyes." Criticizing his hearers for unleashing their "Wanton Desires" through "Undecent, Lascivious Glances, and ogling Gestures," Blair called on them to keep their "Hearts ...
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