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Alexander Whitaker

(1585—1617) clergyman and colonist in America


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(1585–1617?), Anglican clergyman, emigrated to Virginia (1611), where he resided as a minister. He is best remembered for his instruction and conversion of Pocahontas, and for his book Good News from Virginia (1613), a sermon which, in urging greater support from the mother country, gives a clear picture of the character and climate of the region and the native tribes.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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