Observations gathered out of a Discourse of the Plantation of the Southerne Colonie in Virginia by the English, 1606.

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Title

Observations gathered out of a Discourse of the Plantation of the Southerne Colonie in Virginia by the English, 1606.

Subject

Voyages and travels--Early works to 1800
Jamestown Colony
Starving Time

Description

Observations gathered out of a Discourse of the Plantation of the Southerne Colonie in Virginia by the English, 1606 is an exert from one of George Percy’s journals. It was re-printed in the anthology compiled by the Reverend Samuel Purchas, Hakluytus Posthumus, or Purchas his Pilgrimes, in 1625. Hakluytus was a four volume set, and Percy’s work can be found in the fourth volume on page 1690.

In Observations gathered out of a Discourse of the Plantation of the Southerne Colonie in Virginia by the English, 1606, George Percy describes his journey across the Atlantic Ocean from England to the Virginia colony and toward the end of this work he recounts the high number of colonists dying of disease. Percy was one of the original settlers of Jamestown and wrote his personal accounts of the early colony in his journals. No original copies of the journals have been found. Percy arrived in Chesapeake Bay on April 26, 1607 and went on to serve as president of the colony from September 10, 1609 until May in 1610 when the new governor, Sir Thomas Gates arrived to the colony.

Original copies of Hkluytus Posthumus, or Purchas his Pilgrimes is held as part of the Hans P. Kraus Collection of Sir Francis Drake in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress and the four part series can be read in their entirety online

Creator

George Percy

Source

Library of Congress, Rare Book & Special Collections Division

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Publisher

The University of Memphis

Date

1625

Contributor

Reverend Samuel Purchas

Rights

Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, The Hans P. Kraus Collection of Sir Francis Drake

Citation

George Percy, “Observations gathered out of a Discourse of the Plantation of the Southerne Colonie in Virginia by the English, 1606.,” Early North America, accessed August 21, 2018, https://hist4620.omeka.net/items/show/9.

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