ready to set sail, the wind being fair,—we gave them a volley of small shot, and three pieces of ordnance; and so, lifting up our hands to each other, and our hearts for each other to the Lord
our God, we departed, and found his presence with us in the midst of our manifold straits he carried us through.
And, if any
doubt this relation, the Dutch
, as I hear, at Delph
's Haven preserve the memory of it to this day, and will inform them.
Some of our people, impatient of delay, desired for our better furtherance to travel by land into the country,—which was not without appearance of danger, not having the shallop with them, nor means to carry provision but on their backs,—to see whether it might be