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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Americus Vespucius, 1451-1512 (search)
wards the west; and the other two by command of the puissant King Don Manuel King of Portugal, towards the south; Telling me that your Magnifih of their ancestors, or of their parents: these people have neither King, nor Lord, nor do they yield obedience to any one, for they live in without bidding farewell to my host. When I was presented to that King, he showed his satisfaction that I had come, and asked me to go in cy many signs observed by us. We took possession for that Most Serene King, and found the land to be very pleasant and fertile, and of good appavigation, which at present is in the possession of that Most Serene King; and I hope he will restore it to me. In that hemisphere I have seenause, which was that I could not get the books from this Most Serene King. I think of undertaking a fourth voyage in the same direction, and and I expect no other result with the permission of this Most Serene King. May God permit what is for the best, and you shall be informed of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Amidas, Philip, 1550-1618 (search)
d clapt it before his breast, and after made a hole in the brimme thereof and bung it about his necke, making signes that it would defende him against his enemies arrowes: for those people maintaine a deadly and terrible warre, with the people and King adjoyning. We exchanged our tinne dish for twentie skinnes, woorth twentie Crownes, or twentie Nobles: and a copper kettle for fiftie skins woorth fifty Crownes. They offered us good exchange for our hatchets, and axes, and for knives, and wouldat is the difference betweene the noble men, and the gouvernours of countries, and the meaner sort. And we both noted there, and you have understood since by these men, which we brought home, that no people in the world cary more respect to their King, Nobilitie, and Governours, than these do. The Kings brothers wife, when she came to us, as she did many times, was followed with forty or fifty women alwayes: and when she came into the shippe, she left them all on land, saving her two daughters