They say he bore a pleasant shew But sure his heart was sad. Newport, Smith, and twentie others, were sent to discover the head of the river: As scorning to trade as his subjects did; he bespake Newport in this manner. We were kindly used of those savages of whom we understood they were commanded to betray us, by the direction of Powhatan; and he so directed from the discontented at Jamestown because our captain did cause them stay in their country against their wills.
By September, more than 60 of the brought by Newport were dead. The mine is a great rocky mountain like antimony, wherein they digged a great hole with shell and hatchets. July 10, Related Articles.
The following lists the first edition of each volume and the pages on which it is reprinted in Arber At last on the western shore we saw large cornfields; in the midst [of the river] a little isle, and in it was an abundance of corn.
Now whether it had beene better for Captaine Smith, to haue concluded with any of those severall proiects, to haue abandoned the Countrey, with some ten or twelue of them, who were called the better sort, and haue left MrHunt our Preacher, Master Anthony Gosnoll, a most honest, worthy, and industrious Gentleman, Master Thomas Wotton, and some 27 others of his Countrymen to the fury of the Salvages, famine, and all manner of mischiefes, and inconveniences, for they were but fortie in all to keepe possession of this large Country; or starue himselfe with them for company, for want of lodging: After the four-month ocean trip, their food stores were sufficient only for each to have a cup or two of grain-meal per day.
Background[ edit ] Originally, two English joint-stock companies had been created to settle North America, then known as the Colony of Virginia.
Having neither surgeon nor surgery but that preservative oil, we presently set sails for Jamestown, passing the mouths of the rivers Piankatank and Pamunkey.
Thus God vnboundlesse by his power, Made them thus kind, would vs deuour. Here more then two hundred of those grim Courtiers stood wondering at him, as he had been a monster; till Powhatan and his train had put themselves in their greatest braveries.
Neither was it a small policy in Newport and the mariners to report in England we ha such plenty and bring us so many men without victuals when they had so many private factors in the fort that within six or seven weeks [out] of two or three hundred axes, chisels, hoes, and pickaxes scarce twenty could be found.
The colonists, accustomed to the social order of England, rejected the social construct that Smith created in Jamestown. In the following year the work was enlarged probably by another hand  as A sea grammar: Therefore lay me down all your commodities together; what I like I will take, and in recompense give you what I think fitting their value.
Also to search what furs the best whereof is at Kuskarawaok, where is made so much roanoke [shells] or white beads that occasion as much dissension among the savages as gold and silver among Christians. But it chanced our captain taking a fish from his sword not knowing her condition being much of the fashion of a thornback but a long tail like a riding rod, whereon the middest is a most poisoned sting of two or three inches long, bearded like a saw on each side, which she struck into the wrist of his arm near an inch and a half.
Two dayes after a man would haue slaine him but that the guard prevented it for the death of his sonne, to whom they conducted him to recover the poore man then breathing his last. Thirty leagues we sailed more northwards not finding any inhabitants, leaving all the eastern shore, low islands but overgrown with wood, as all the coast beyond them so far as we could see.
And at a little Isle called Monica, we tooke from the bushes with our hands, neare two hogshheads full of Birds in three or foure houres. Gates soon found that there was not enough food to support all in the colony and decided to abandon Jamestown. But twenty good workmen had been better than them all.
Image Source First published: He was friendly toward them, but never let them forget the might of English weapons… Realizing that the very existence of the colony depended on peace, he never thought of trying to exterminate the natives.
The next voyage hee proceeded so farre that with much labour by cutting of trees in sunder he made his passage, but when his Barge could passe no farther, he left her in a broad bay out of danger of shot, commanding none should goe a shore till his returne: For which we called the island Stingray Isle after the name of the fish.
There he engaged in both trade and piracyand later fought against the Ottoman Turks in the Long Turkish War. This angered Smith and he ordered them to trade their guns and tools for fruit from the Native Americans and ordered everyone to work or be banished from the fort.
Printed by Humfrey Lownes, for Robert Clerke. Captain Newport we much suspect to be the author of those inventions. For who can pleasant be, and rest That liues in feare and dread And having life suspected, doth It still suspected lead. But their orders for government were put in a box, not to be opened, nor the governours knowne vntill they arrived in Virginia.
Gentlemen, if you would remember the memorable history of Sir Ralph Lane, how his company importuned him to proceed in the discovery of Moratico, alleging they had yet a dog that being boiled with sassafras leaves would richly feed them in their returns; then what a shame would it be for you that have been so suspicious of my tenderness to force me [to] return with so much provision as we have and scarce able to say where we have been nor yet heard of that we were sent to seek?
And the relations of divers other diligent observers there present then, and now many of them in England. And for him at that time to find in the South Sea a mine of gold or any of them sent by Sir Walter Raleigh: When this newes came to Iames towne, much was their sorrow for his losse, fewe expecting what ensued.
John Smith Monument, as it appeared c.Captain John Smith, The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England & the Summer Isles () The Names of them that were the first Planters, were these following. Councel. Mr. Edward Maria Wingfield Captain Bartholomew Gosnoll.
Captain John Smith, The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England & the Summer Isles () The Names of them that were the first Planters, were these following. Councel. Mr. Edward Maria Wingfield Captain Bartholomew Gosnoll Chapter II. What Happened Till the First Supply.
The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles with the names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours from their first beginning An: to this present Smith, Captain John.
In chapter 1, book 3 of The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles, published inCaptain John Smith describes how he and his fellow English settlers arrived in Virginia, encountered Virginia Indians, and established Jamestown.
Captain John Smith The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles () Excerpts from the Digitized Text found at Documenting the American South. John Smith The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles is a book written by Captain John Smith, first published in The book is one of the earliest, if not the earliest, histories of the territory administered by the Virginia Company of London.Download