Lead: Perhaps no early leader was as instrumental in saving and prospering the Jamestown colony than mercenary, adventurer, explorer, and mapmaker Captain John Smith.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Having no children of his own, John Smith liked to think that England's outposts in the new world where his offspring. He wrote, "I may call [the colonies] my children for they have bin (sic) my wife, my hawks, my hounds, my cards, my dice and in total of my best content."