A relation of a voyage to Sagadahoc [by J. Davies] ed. with preface, notes and appendix by B.F. Decosta

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Page 34 - ... it into the water and leaped out of the shallop. Captain Gilbert, seeing that, suddenly commanded his men to betake them to their muskets, and the targetiers, too, from the head of the boat, and bade one of the men before, with his target on his arm, to step on the shore for more fire;, the savages resisted him, and would not suffer him to take any, and some others holding fast the boat rope that the shallop could not put off. Captain Gilbert caused the musketeers to present their pieces, the...
Page 37 - THE supplies being furnished and all things ready, only attending for a fair wind, which happened not before the news of the Chief Justice's death was posted to them to be transported to the discomfort of the poor planters ; but the ships arriving there in good time, was a great refreshing to those that had had their storehouse and most of their provisions burnt the winter before. Besides that, they were strangely perplexed with the great and unseasonable cold they suffered, with that extremity as...
Page 30 - Sagadehocke on the west side of the river, being almost an island f of a good bigness. Whilst we were upon the shore, there came in three canoes by us, but they would not come near us, but rowed up the river, and so passed away. Wednesday being the 19th of August, we all went to the shore, where we made choice for our plantation, and there we had a sermon delivered unto us by our preacher, and after the sermon our patent was read with the orders and laws therein prescribed ; then we returned aboard...
Page 35 - ... the company by no means would stay any longer in the country, especyally Capt. Gilbert being to leave them, and Mr. Popham, as aforesaid, dead ; wherefore they all ymbarqued in this new arrived shipp, and in the new pynnace, the Virginia, and sett saile for England.
Page 38 - England, was a . wonderful discouragement to all the first undertakers, in so much as there was no more speech of settling any other plantation in those parts for a long time after ; only Sir Francis Popham having the ships and provision, which remained of the company, and supplying what was necessary for his purpose, sent divers times to the coasts for trade and fishing ; of whose loss or gains himself is best able to give account.
Page 40 - ... shores ; but time has probably left no traces of the settlement. It is stated, however, by Purchas, on the authority of a letter from Capt. George Popham to Sir John Gilbert, cited by him, that " they chose the place of their plantation at the mouth of Sagadehoc, in a westerly peninsula, where they heard a sermon, read their patent and laws, and built a fort.
Page 11 - They were all of one nation, but of several parts, and several families. This accident must be acknowledged the means, under God, of putting on foot and giving life to all our plantations.
Page 33 - ... of trade, made shew that they would come downe to the boat and there bring such things as they had to exchange them for ours. Soe Captain Gilbert departed from them, and within half an...
Page 5 - In the nam of God, Amen. The Relation of -a Voyage unto New England. Began from the Lizard, ye first of June, 1607 By Capt".
Page 34 - ... but did not shoot, neither did ours at them. So the shallop departed from them to the further side of the river, where one of the canoas came unto them, and would have excused the fault of the others. Captain Gilbert made shew as if he were still friends, and entertayned them kindlye and soe left them, returning to the place where he had lodged the night before, and there came to an anchor for that night.

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