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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, chapter 10 (search)
hief. As they were ashore, three canoes full of Indians came to them, but would not come near, but rowed away up the river. They all went ashore where they had made choice of their plantation, and where they had a sermon delivered unto them by their preacher; and, after the sermon, the president's commission was read, with the laws to be observed and kept. George Popham, gent., Gentleman. was nominated president. Captain Raleigh Gilbert, James Davies, Richard Lymer, preacher, Captain Richard Davies, Captain Harlow, the same who brought away the savages at this time showed in London, from the river of Canada, were all sworn assistants; and so they returned back again. Aug. 20. All went to shore again, and there began to intrench and make a fort, and to build a storehouse. . . . You may please to understand how, whilst this business was thus followed here, soon after their first arrival, that [they] had despatched away Captain Robert Davies, in the Mary and John, to advert