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Captain John Smith   /kˈæptən dʒɑn smɪθ/   Listen
Captain John Smith

English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631).  Synonyms: John Smith, Smith.

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... concerning temper of torture of town adjustments of undesirable types of wages of in the westward movement women among, care and control of work, rates of working of, to death, question of Smart, William, views of, on slavery Smith, Adam, views of, on slavery Smith, Captain John Smith, Landgrave Thomas Snelgrave, William, in the maritime slave trade Soil exhaustion Southampton insurrection South Carolina, closing and reopening of the foreign slave trade in cotton culture in emigration from founding of ...
— American Negro Slavery - A Survey of the Supply, Employment and Control of Negro Labor as Determined by the Plantation Regime • Ulrich Bonnell Phillips

... emigrants were members of distinguished families—particularly George Percy, a brother of the Earl of Northumberland; and several were officers of reputation, of whom we may notice Bartholomew Gosnald, the navigator, and Captain John Smith, one of the most distinguished ornaments of an age that abounded ...
— Peter Parley's Tales About America and Australia • Samuel Griswold Goodrich

... the 11th of February from Poropotanck, an Indian point on the York River above Gloucester, and memorable as being in the neighborhood of the spot where, some sixty years before these events, Pocahontas saved the life of that mirror of chivalry, Captain John Smith. ...
— Atlantic Monthly Volume 6, No. 34, August, 1860 • Various

... venerable and learned English scholar Thomas Gataker, of the religious faith of Cromwell and Milton, spent the last years of his life in translating the work into Latin as the noblest preparation for death. The book was the constant companion of Captain John Smith, the discoverer of Virginia, who found in it "sweet refreshment in his seasons of despondency." Jean Paul Richter speaks of it as a vital help in "the deepest floods of adversity." The French translator Pierron says that it exalted his soul into a serene region, above all petty ...
— Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 3 • Various

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