Ye Kingdome of Accawmacke, Or, The Eastern Shore of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century (Google eBook)

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Bell Book and Stationery Company, 1911 - Accomack County (Va.) - 406 pages
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Page 333 - Aged 71 years and yet lived but seven years Which was the space of time he kept A Bachelor's House at Arlington On the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Page 17 - Cuskarawack, the people ran as amazed in troups from place to place, and divers got into the tops of trees, they were not sparing of their arrowes, nor the greatest passion they could expresse of their anger. Long they shot, we still ryding at an Anchor without there reatch making all the signes of friendship we could.
Page 325 - In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the loyall subjects of our dread soveraigne lord, King James, by the grace of God, of Great Britaine, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, etc...
Page 16 - ... searching their habitations for water, we could fill but three barricoes, and that such puddle, that never till then we ever knew the want of good water. We digged and searched in many places, but before two daies were expired, we would haue refused two barricoes of gold for one of that puddle water of Wighcocomoco.
Page 324 - New-England legends, one of the most popular, as well as one of the most...
Page 7 - ... shrieks she uttered as we attempted to lead her away ; having to pass some woods, and being far from the ship, we determined to leave her and take the boy only. We found them fairer than the others, and wearing a covering made of certain plants, which hung down from the branches of the trees, tying them together with threads of wild hemp ; their heads are without covering and of the same shape as the others. Their food is a kind of pulse which there abounds, different in colour and size from...
Page 191 - Culpeper, two of his favorites, "all that entire tract, territory, region, and dominion of land and water commonly called Virginia, together with the territory of Accomack," to be held by the said noblemen for the space of thirty-one years, at a yearly rent of forty shillings to be paid on " the feast day of St. Michael the Arch Angell.
Page 18 - Westerne shore: so broad is the bay here, we could scarce perceive the great high clifts on the other side: by them we Anchored that night and called them Riccards Cliftes.
Page 15 - Javelings, headed with bone, they boldly demanded what we were, and what we would; but after many circumstances they seemed very kinde, and directed us to Accomack, the habitation of their Werowance, where we were kindly intreated. This King was the comliest, proper, civill Salvage we incountred.

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