|John Smith taking the King of Pamunkey prisoner',|
a fanciful image of Opechancanough from
Smith's General History of Virginia (1624). - Captain John Smith's
General History of Virginia (1624) en.wikipedia
Sometimes at night, in my dreams, I hear the screams and feel the terror. Are those repressed memories from when I was a baby or just a reaction to the stories I have been told as I have grown? I suppose I will never know, but it is terrifying nonetheless. I wonder if relations between the English and the Indians will ever improve? That I know I shall never know, because age and infirmity are upon me and I do not think I will live through this new year of 1703.
1 January 1703
Recorded this day by
Godfrey Ragsdale, Jr.