Author: Edward Waterhouse

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An excerpt from A Declaration of the state of the Colonie and Affaires in Virginia (1622)

In August 1622, Edward Waterhouse, secretary to the Virginia Company of London, composed A Declaration of the state of the Colonie and Affaires in Virginia. With a Relation of the barbarous Massacre in the time of peace and League, treacherously executed upon the English by the native Infidels, 22 March last … In this excerpt, he details the massive attack on the Jamestown colonists by Opechancanough and his forces, which started the Second Anglo-Powhatan War (1622–1632). Some spelling has been modernized and contractions expanded.

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