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George Percy

Percy, George, 1580–1631?, English colonial official in Virginia. He sailed to Virginia with the expedition of 1606–7 and was deputy governor (1609–10) after John Smith's return to England and, later, in the absence (1611) of Sir Thomas Gates. In 1612, Percy himself returned to England. He wrote A True Virginia Relation of … (c.1622) in self-defense after another writer (presumably John Smith) had criticized Percy's leadership in the "starving time." He also wrote a Discourse of the Plantation of … Virginia.

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