SMITH, JOHN

   1) Cambridge Platonist, born in Northamptonshire; left "Select Discourses," giving signs both of spiritual insight and vigour of thinking (1616-1652).
   2) sailor, born in Lincolnshire; had a life of adventure and peril, and became leader of the English colonists of Virginia; established friendly relations with the Indians, returned to this country twice over, and introduced POCAHONTAS (q.v.) to the Queen; died at Gravesend (1580-1631).

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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