The Journal of John Fontaine: An Irish Refugee’s Account of Life in Early Virginia

2 pages | 410 words

The essay discusses the life and legacy of John Fontaine, an Irish refugee who settled in Virginia in the early eighteenth century. It describes his experiences working as a doctor and explorer, as well as his involvement in local politics. The essay argues that Fontaine's journal is an important historical document which provides valuable insights into the early history of Virginia and the United States more generally.