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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, chapter 10 (search)
y his companion, John Brereton.] To the Honorable Sir Walter Raleigh, Knight. Honorable Sir,— Being earnestly requested by a dear friend to put down in writing some true relation of our late-performed voyage to the north parts of Virginia, The Massachusetts coast was still described as a part of Virginia. at length I resolved to satisfy his request. May it please your Lordship, therefore, to understand that upon the five and twentieth of March, 1602, being Friday, we went from Falmouth, being in all two and thirty persons, in a small bark of Dartmouth, called The Concord, holding a course for the north part of Virginia. . . . On Friday, the 14th of May, early in the morning, we made the land, being full of fair trees, the land somewhat low, certain hammocks Hummocks, or small hills. or hills lying into the land, the shore full of white sand, but very stony or rocky. And standing fair along by the shore, about twelve of the clock the same day, we came to an anchor,