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1580, Jan ca1631, Jun 21
an Admiral of New England, was an English soldier, explorer, and author. He was knighted for his services to Sigismund Bathory, Prince of Transylvania, and his friend Mózes Székely. He was considered to have played an important part in the establishment of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America. He was a leader of the Virginia Colony (based at Jamestown) between September 1608 and August 1609, and led an exploration along the rivers of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay. He was the first English explorer to map the Chesapeake Bay area and New England. Many critics judge Captain John Smith's character and credibility as an author based on a single event, his description of when Pocahontas saved his life from the hand of Powhatan.
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05/13/1607-English colonists (led by John Smith) land near James River in VA
08/13/1608-John Smith's story of Jamestown's first days submitted for publication 
09/10/1608-John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, VA
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He that will not work shall not eat.
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