A Jamestown settler describes life in Virginia, 1622

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Sebastian Brandt to Henry Hovener, January 13, 1622. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)The first English settlers in Jamestown, Virginia, who arrived in 1607, were eager to find gold and silver. Instead they found sickness and disease.

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Sebastian Brandt to Henry Hovener, January 13, 1622. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)
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