Item: Reverend John Sharpe journal, 1703-1713

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Record Number: 11520
Call number: Am. 1365
Author: Sharpe, John
Date of Original: 1703 - 1713
Original Format: Manuscripts
Dimensions: Dimensions of image, 15 by 19.5 cm
Image description: Journal of Rev. John Sharpe, Scottish clergyman, who arrived in Virginia on board the ship Southampton in 1701. The diary entries beginning in 1703 at "point Love, in Chesapeack bay in the province of Maryland," contain his notes of travel through Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York. He describes his visits to homes and churches, a military expedition to Canada in 1709, Indian warriors and names of their tribes, unrest in the colonies, and uprising and murder by African Americans in New York in 1712. Included is a list of baptisms and marriages performed by Sharpe, 1707-1712.