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one of the early English settlers of North America. He is credited with the first successful cultivation of tobacco as an export crop in the Colony of Virginia. Rolfe was one of a number of businessmen who saw the opportunity to undercut Spanish imports by growing tobacco in England's new colony in Virginia. He had somehow obtained seeds to take with him from a special popular strain, then being grown in Trinidad South America, even though Spain had declared a penalty of death to anyone selling such seeds to a non-Spaniard.
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...converted to Christianity and married the English settler John Rolfe.
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