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in for some years
Chap. IV.} 1608. longer the fabled dwelling-place of a giant progeny.
Burk, i. 123. He was the first to make known to the English the fame of the Mohawks, who dwelt upon a great water, and had many boats, and many men, and, as it seemed to the feebler Algonquin tribes, made war upon all the world; in the Chesapeake Bay he encountered a little fleet of their canoes.
Smith, i. 181—183. The Patapsco was discovered and explored, and Smith probably entered the harbor of Baltimore.
Stith, 64. The majestic Potomac, which at its mouth is seven miles broad, especially invited curiosity; and passing beyond the heights of Vernon and the city of Washington, he ascended to the falls above Georgetown.
Compare Smith, i. 177, with Stith, 65, and Smith's map. Nor did he merely explore the rivers and inlets.
He penetrated the territories, established friendly relations with the native tribes, and laid the foundation for future beneficial intercourse.
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eputy, who was both self-willed and avaricious, might be complete, he was further invested with the place of admiral of the country and the adjoining seas.
The return of Lord Delaware to America might
Chap. IV} 1617. have restored tranquillity; the health of that nobleman was not equal to the voyage; he embarked with many emigrants, but did not live to reach Virginia.
In Royal and Noble Authors, II. 180—183, Lord Delaware is said to have died at Wher-well, Hants, June 7, 1618.
The writers on Virginia uniformly relate that he died at sea. Smith II. 34. The tyranny of Argall was, therefore, left unrestrained; but his indiscriminate rapacity and vices were destined to defeat themselves, and procure for the colony an inestimable benefit; for they led him to defraud the company, as well as to oppress the colonists.
The condition of Virginia became intolerable; the labor of
1618 the settlers was perverted to the benefit of the governor; servitude, for