May it please you, her Majesties subjects of England, we your friends and countrey-men, the planters of Virginia, doe by these presents let you and every of you to understand, that for the present and speedy supply of certaine our knowen and apparent lackes and needes, most requisite and necessary for the good and happie planting of us, or any other in this land of Virginia, wee all of one minde & consent, have most earnestly intreated, and uncessantly requested John White, Governour of the planters in Virginia, to passe into England, for the better and more assured helpe, and setting forward of the foresayd supplies: and knowing assuredly that he both can best, and wil labour and take paines in that behalfe for us all, and he not once, but often refusing it, for our sakes, and for the honour & maintenance of the action, hath at last, though much against his will, through our importunacie, yeelded to leave his governement, and all his goods among us, and himselfe in all our behalfes to passe into England, of whose knowledge and fidelitie in handling this matter, as all others, we doe assure our selves by these presents, and will you to give all credite thereunto, the 25 of August 1587.
John White’s Change of Plans; an excerpt from “The voyage of Edward Stafford and John White” by John White (1589)
- APA Citation:
- White, John. Roanoke Colonists’ Appeal to John White; an excerpt from “The voyage of Edward Stafford and John White” by John White (1589). (2020, December 07). In Encyclopedia Virginia. https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/roanoke-colonists-appeal-to-john-white-an-excerpt-from-the-voyage-of-edward-stafford-and-john-white-by-john-white-1589.
- MLA Citation:
- White, John. "Roanoke Colonists’ Appeal to John White; an excerpt from “The voyage of Edward Stafford and John White” by John White (1589)" Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities, (07 Dec. 2020). Web. 31 Jan. 2023