Philosophy of Captain John Smith


Captain John Smith's thoughts expressed in his writings are the best way to know his character.


Then seeing we are not borne for our selves, but each to helpe other, and our abilities are much alike at the houre of our birth, and the minute of our death: Seeing our good deeds, or or badde, by faith in Christs merits, is all we have to carrie our soules to heaven, or hell: Seeing honour is our lives ambition; and our ambition after death, to have honourable memorie of our life : and seeing by no means wee would bee abated of the dignities and glories of our Predecessors; let us imitate their virtures to be worthily their sucessors

.-from the conclusion of Smith's A Description of New England (1616; 1:361).


Captain John Smith .

Pocahontas .

Defending Smith .

Smith's Friends .

Ambushes attempted on Captain John Smith .

Factions at Jamestown .

Who Shot JR ?Who was Jr? ----we don't know yet who shot him but JR's idenity is revealed .

Questions about Captain John Smith .