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An account of the Indians in Virginia : and of some remarkable things in that country

Notes compiled in England, probably extracted from letters written in Virginia by John Clayton, a Jamestown, Va., minister from 1684 to 1686 and a successful tobacco planter, who by 1688 had returned to a parish in England. Topical essays describe the physical characteristics, dress, housing, money, livelihood, rulers, diseases, education, marriage, burials, religion, method of telling time, etc., of the Virginia Indians. In addition, there are observations on the government, economy, towns, settlement patterns, churches, slave religion, rivers, and wildlife of colonial Virginia and there is a brief discussion of buccaneers in the region. With additions to the topical entries in another hand
Manuscript, English, an dom 1689