At this time they have just left for their journey to the new world.Samuel is very independent at this time and follows his philosophy that he's had since his mom died.
Trust no one.
Samuel realizes how close they are becoming with the Indians.When they first landed in Virginia and the night of the raid he felt like he hated the natives and wanted them dead but now they are like family.
I wonder if this is what Reverend Hunt means about making decisions out of love-love for our newfound Indian friends,love for our fragile New World colony
When Reverend Hunt dies Samuel is very upset because Reverend Hunt was the first person he put his trust in after his mom died.
Reverend Hunt ,thank you for teaching me. Thank you for treating me like I was worth something.