From My Lady Pokahontas, A True Relation Of Virginia. Writ by Anas Todkill, Puritan and Pilgrim, [in 1618] With Notes by John Esten Cooke: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1907; pp. iii-iv.
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MY LADY POKAHONTAS. A True Relation of Virgina. Writ by Anas Todkill, Puritan and Pilgrim. With notes by John Esten Cooke. New edition, 16mo, $1.00.
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ANAS TODKILL was a brave and trusty soldier of the first Virginia years: adhered to Smith in all his struggles with the factions at Jamestown: took part in the fierce combats with the Indians on the York and Rappahannock: and his name is signed to a number of the old “relations” as both actor and author.
As to the writer’s personality, the present MS. leaves nothing in doubt; and as to the credibility of his historic statements, the notes will show that these are often minutely corroborated by the great original American authority, the “Generall Historie of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles.” [written by Capt. John Smith]
Even in the pages which relate to the love romance of two celebrated personages, — to the joys and sorrows, the passionate longings and iv regrets, which make up their lives, — the worthy “Puritan and Pilgrim” seems only to give the details of events and incidents briefly indicated in the contemporary chronicles.