The worst of thatt plantation is past, for our men are well victualled by there owne industrie, but yet no profit is retourned." Smith, John.
Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1939. First of five letters by Chamberlain mentioning Pocahontas. In this first version there is only mention that "They carryed [Smith] prisoner to Powhatan, and there beganne the English acquaintance with the savage Emperour" -- the fourth published account without mention of a rescue by Pocahontas.
Letter of August 1, 1613, by Virginia Company shareholder Chamberlain in England to eminent diplomat Carleton advising of news of Pocahontas's capture and the promise of gold among the terms of ransom. His account of Virginia and the pertinent Pocahontas episodes grows over the subsequent editions of his work.
the only Nonpareil of [Powhatan's] Country," is introduced later as part of a diplomatic mission regarding Indian prisoners. Editor Deane, for instance, determines the rescue an "embellishment" that never happened. 3-11.) The story of John Ortiz, of the Narvaez expedition, rescued by the daughter of the chief, an Indian princess [Hirrihigua], who argued "that one only Christian could do him neither hurt nor good, telling [her father] that it was more for his honour to keepe him as a captive" -- cited by some skeptics as a possible source for Smith's Pocahontas episode.
the Pocahontas rescue episode -- another piece of evidence for those who question Smith's veracity. The "womens entertainment" or "Virginia Maske" episode is also mentioned, but without reference to Pocahontas.
Powhatan treats the captive Smith with "kindness," and he is sent back to Jamestown without incident. Chapter 9: "How this Christian came to the land of Florida, and who he was: and what conference he had with the Governor." . [Virginia history] [Electronic Version] Symonds, William. is a collection of narratives by colonists compiled by Symonds, an English minister who wrote an important justification document for the Virginia Company, and describes Smith's captivity for a third time without the rescue by Pocahontas: instead, Smith "procured his owne liberty." But this work does mention that Powhatan sends Pocahontas to seek freedom for Indian prisoners (which Smith grants for her "sake only"), and there is refutation of the claim that Smith would make himself king by marrying Pocahontas.
43-59, 93-95.) Written by Smith in Virginia, this document contains the first appearance of Pocahontas in the historical record but no mention of the rescue. [Virginia history] [Electronic Version] Wingfield, Edward Maria. [Virginia history] [Electronic Version] A Gentleman of Elvas. [Thanks to Kathryn Sampeck for pointing out one of the original Portuguese versions at (1557)] [Pocahontas-like] [Electronic Version] Smith, John. Pocahontas appears here only in one sentence exemplifying Indian language that translates as: "Bid Pokahontas bring hither two little Baskets, and I will giue her white beads to make a chaine." [Virginia history] [Electronic Version] Strachey, William. Here in his history of Virginia (not published until Major's edition) he memorably describes Pocahontas as an 11-12 year-old cartwheeling "little wanton," now married to Kocoum, whose right name was Amonute -- but there is no mention of connection with Smith, who had left Virginia by this time.
(Richmond: Virginia State Library Press, 1957, with introduction by A. Rowse.) (New York: Da Capo Press, 1971.) In a 1614 letter to the governor, Rolfe details his crisis of conscience over his attraction to Pocahontas and asks if he should "desist" or "persist" in his desire to marry her.
Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1939. The second Chamberlain letter, this one June 22, 1616, mentioning Governor Dale's arrival in London with the "most remarquable" Pocahontas.