and named the country New England
,—a title which Prince Charles
could boast, with truth, that New France had been colonized before New England
obtained a name; Port Royal
was older than Plymouth
Yet the voyage was not free from crime.
had departed for England
, Thomas Hunt
, the master of the second ship, kidnapped a large party of Indians
, anti, sailing for Spain
, sold ‘the poor innocents’ into slavery.
It is singular how good is educed from evil: one of the number, escaping from captivity, made his way to London
, and, in 1619, was restored to his own country, where he subsequently became an interpreted for English emigrants.1
Encouraged by commercial success, Smith
endeavored, in the employment of Sir Ferdinando Gorges
, and of friends in London
, members of the Plymouth company, to establish a colony.
were all whom the adventurers destined for the occupation of New England
The attempt was unsuccessful.
was forced by extreme tempests to return.
Again renewing his enterprise, he suffered from the treachery of his companions, and was, at last, intercepted by French pirates.
His ship was taken away; he himself escaped alone, in an open boat, from the harbor of Rochelle
The severest privations in a new settlement would have been less wearisome, than the labors which his enthusiasm now prompted him to undertake.
Having published a map and a