Author: David Peterson DeVries

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Arriving in Virginia; an excerpt from Voyages from Holland to America, A.D. 1632 to 1644 by David Peterson DeVries (1853)

In this excerpt from Voyages from Holland to America, A.D. 1632 to 1644, an English translation of which was published in 1853, the Dutchman David Peterson DeVries tells of arriving at Kecoughtan, now known as Hampton, in Virginia in March 1633. He sailed from the Dutch colony of New Netherland down the South river, now known as the Delaware River, seeking corn for his return trip to Holland. He describes the people he encounters and the climate and wildlife in the Tidewater region, including at Jamestown.

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