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An illustration of Pocahontas created in England in 1618.

After she lost her first husband, Kocoum, and after she was kidnapped and held hostage by the English in their attempt to persuade her father to be lenient to them, Matoaka (or Pocahontas) converted to Christianity and received the name Rebecca. In 1614, she married John Rolfe, an Englishman from the Jamestown colony. In 1615 Rolfe took Matoaka to England, where she became sick and died.

Transcription:

Matoaks Als Rebecka daughter to the Mighty Prince
Powhatan Emperour of Attanoughakomouck als virginia
converted and baptized in the Christian faith, and
wife to the worthy Mr. John Rolff