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with Plymouth, never from the first peopled by many Indians, seems to have had less than eight thousand. In Coelder Winthrop, gave three or four thousand warrior Indians; and there may have been half of the larger number:fty thousand whites and hardly twenty-five thousand Indians; while east of the same stream, there were about fol's N. E.; Mather, b. VI. c. VI.; Gookin's Praying Indians, Ms. Thus churches were gathered among the heathen; villages of praying Indians established; at Cambridge an Indian actually became a bachelor of arts. 16 Yeried by a jury, of which one half were 1675. June. Indians, and, on conviction, were hanged. The young men ofpt. 18. they were suddenly surrounded by a horde of Indians; and, as each party fought from behind trees, the vurner, was an encampment of large bodies of hostile Indians; a band of one hundred and fifty volunteers, from a, arriving at Black Point, where she feared to find Indians, and at best could only have hoped to find a solitu
Chalmers, 518 Yet the lands round Cape Fear were not inviting to men who could choose their abodes from the Chap. XIII.} whole wilderness; the herds, and the fields in which they browsed, were for a season abandoned to the scare of friendly Indians; Journal of Gentlemen from Barbadoes, in Lawson, 72, 73. and the emigrants, revisiting their former homes, spread a reproach on the harbor and the soil. Mass. Hist. Coll. XXI. 58. But the colony was not at once wholly deserted; and if its arolina, 7. shiploads of emigrants, who as yet formed the whole people of South Carolina, selected their resting-place, and began their first town. Of this town not a vestige remains, except the line of a moat, which served as a defence against Indians. Every log-house has vanished, and the site is absorbed in a plantation. Drayton's S. Carolina, 200. Yet, few as were the settlers, who had come to take possession of the vast hunting-grounds of the natives, no immediate danger was apprehend
he servants of the insurgents, if they would rally under his banner. The English vessels in the harbors naturally joined his side. With a fleet of five ships and ten sloops, attended by royalists, a rabble of covetous hirelings, and a horde of Indians, Bonds, &c. 113, 114. the Cavalier sailed for Jamestown, where he landed without opposition. Entering the town, he fell on his Sept. 8 knees, returning thanks to God for his safe arrival; and again proclaimed Bacon and his party traitors anou shall take care, said the king, that the Chap. XIV.} 1677. Feb. members of assembly be elected only by freeholders. In conformity with these instructions, all the acts of Bacon's Assembly, except perhaps one which permitted the enslaving of Indians, and which was confirmed and renewed, were absolutely repealed, Hening, ii. 380; ii. 346, 404. and the former grievances immediately returned. The private levies, unequal and burdensome, were managed by men who combined to defraud; the publi
. The next day Hudson went on shore in one of the boats of the natives with an aged chief of a small tribe of the River Indians. He was taken to a house well constructed of oak bark, circular in shape, and arched in the roof, the granary of the bel, bearing wild grapes. Of all lands on which I ever set my foot, says Hudson, this is the best for tillage. The River Indians, for more than a century, preserved the memory of his visit. The Half Moon, on the nineteenth, drew near the landing ettled; their huts of bark rose round the fort, and were protected by covenants of friendship with the various tribes of Indians. The next year, 1624, may be taken as the era of 1624. a continuous civil government, with Cornelis Jacobsen May as ld may be watched from shady walks, in the presence of the sun and of the ocean, the sachems of New Jersey, of the River Indians, of the Mohicans, and from Long Island, acknowledging the chiefs of the Five Nations as witnesses and arbitrators, and h