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I.—Gosnold's fort at Cuttyhunk.

[Gosnold was the first Englishman who attempted to found a colony in New England; and this account of his attempt is by his companion, John Brereton.]


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,1 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


1 The Massachusetts coast was still described as a part of Virginia.

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