Author: Don Diego de Molina

PRIMARY DOCUMENT

Letter of Don Diego de Molina to Don Alonzo de Velasco (1613)

In this letter to Don Alonzo de Velasco, translated from the original Spanish, Don Diego de Molina describes the Virginia colony based on his years of captivity at Jamestown. The commander of a Spanish reconnaissance ship, Molina was captured with two of his men—including an Englishman, Francis Lembry—in June 1611. He remained in jail until 1616, when he sailed to England aboard the same ship as Pocahontas.