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A Declaration of the State of the Colony and Affaires in Virginia

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A Declaration of the State of the Colony and Affaires in Virginia (1622), an official publication of the Virginia Company of London, is subtitled With a Relation of the barbarous Massacre in the time of peace and League, treacherously executed by the Native Infidels upon the English, the 22 of March last. Edward Waterhouse, the company secretary, wrote this report about a series of attacks by Virginia Indians on March 22, 1622, against English settlements along the James River. He included the names of colonists who were killed so "that their lawfull heyres, by this notice given, may take order for the inheriting of their lands and estates in Virginia."

The publication also contains a treatise by the mathematician Henry Briggs about the supposed Northwest Passage through Virginia to the South Sea; a compilation of donors—some named, some anonymous—who contributed financially to the colony; and a list of the provisions that a prospective colonist would need to survive.

Citation: A Declaration of the State of the Colony and Affaires in Virginia. With a Relation of the Barbarous Massacre in the time of peace and League, treacherously executed by the Native Infidels upon the English, the 22 of March last. A 1622 .W37. Tracy W. McGregor Library of American History, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Edward Waterhouse

Created: 1622

Medium: Title page

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Victims of the 1622 Indian Attacks

A page in the Virginia Company of London's A Declaration of the State of the Colony and Affaires in Virginia. With a Relation of the Barbarous Massacre in the time of peace and League, treacherously executed by the Native Infidels upon the English, the 22 of March last (1622) names colonists killed at Berkeley Hundred and Westover plantations during the 1622 Indian attacks. The Berkeley Hundred list includes George Thorpe, an original investor in the plantation and a member of the governor's Council. The Westover list names six men killed at the cluster of plantations near Berkeley Hundred and controlled by the three West brothers (which is probably the origin of the name Westover).

Citation: A Declaration of the State of the Colony and Affaires in Virginia. With a Relation of the Barbarous Massacre in the time of peace and League, treacherously executed by the Native Infidels upon the English, the 22 of March last. A 1622 .W37. Tracy W. McGregor Library of American History, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Edward Waterhouse

Created: 1622

Medium: Printed page

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

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  • Title Page of A Declaration of the State of the Colony and Affaires in Virginia

    A Declaration of the State of the Colony and Affaires in Virginia (1622), an official publication of the Virginia Company of London, is subtitled With a Relation of the barbarous Massacre in the time of peace and League, treacherously executed by the Native Infidels upon the English, the 22 of March last. Edward Waterhouse, the company secretary, wrote this report about a series of attacks by Virginia Indians on March 22, 1622, against English settlements along the James River. He included the names of colonists who were killed so "that their lawfull heyres, by this notice given, may take order for the inheriting of their lands and estates in Virginia."

    The publication also contains a treatise by the mathematician Henry Briggs about the supposed Northwest Passage through Virginia to the South Sea; a compilation of donors—some named, some anonymous—who contributed financially to the colony; and a list of the provisions that a prospective colonist would need to survive.

    Citation: A Declaration of the State of the Colony and Affaires in Virginia. With a Relation of the Barbarous Massacre in the time of peace and League, treacherously executed by the Native Infidels upon the English, the 22 of March last. A 1622 .W37. Tracy W. McGregor Library of American History, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Edward Waterhouse

    Created: 1622

    Medium: Title page

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Victims of the 1622 Indian Attacks

    A page in the Virginia Company of London's A Declaration of the State of the Colony and Affaires in Virginia. With a Relation of the Barbarous Massacre in the time of peace and League, treacherously executed by the Native Infidels upon the English, the 22 of March last (1622) names colonists killed at Berkeley Hundred and Westover plantations during the 1622 Indian attacks. The Berkeley Hundred list includes George Thorpe, an original investor in the plantation and a member of the governor's Council. The Westover list names six men killed at the cluster of plantations near Berkeley Hundred and controlled by the three West brothers (which is probably the origin of the name Westover).

    Citation: A Declaration of the State of the Colony and Affaires in Virginia. With a Relation of the Barbarous Massacre in the time of peace and League, treacherously executed by the Native Infidels upon the English, the 22 of March last. A 1622 .W37. Tracy W. McGregor Library of American History, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Edward Waterhouse

    Created: 1622

    Medium: Printed page

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections