CAPTAIN SMITH PROVEN INNOCENT
THIS served us as a living place for many days, or until
my master was come into his own, as he did before the fort
was finished, when, on one certain morning, he demanded of
the other members of the Council that they put him on trial
to learn whether the charges could be proven or not, and this
was done on the day before Captain Newport was to take the
ships back to England.
There is little need for me to say that Captain Kendall's
stories of the plot, in which he said my master was concerned,
came to naught. There were none to prove that he had ever
spoken of such a matter, and the result of the trial was that
they gave him his rightful place at the head of the company.
Before many months were passed, all came to know that but for
him the white people in Jamestown would have come to their