extermination of the tribes from which she sprung,
leaving a spotless name, and dwelling in memory under the form of perpetual youth.
The immediate fruits of the marriage to the colony were a confirmed peace, not with Powhatan alone, but also with the powerful Chickahominies
, who sought the friendship of the English
, and demanded to be called Englishmen.
It might have seemed that the European
and the native races were about to become blended yet no such result ensued.
and the Indians remained at variance, and the weakest gradually disappeared.
The colony seemed firmly established; and its gov-
ernor asserted for the English
the sole right of colonizing the coast to the latitude of forty-five degrees.
In 1613, sailing in an armed vessel, as a protector to the fishermen off the coast of Maine
, Samuel Argall
, a young sea-captain, of coarse passions and arbitrary temper, discovered that the French
were just planting a colony near the Penobscot
, on Mount Desert Isle; and, hastening to the spot, after cannonading the intrenchments, and a sharp discharge of musketry, he gained possession of the infant hamlet of St. Sauveur.
The cross round which the faithful had gathered, was thrown down; and the cottages, and the ship in the harbor, were abandoned to pillage.
Of the colonists, some were put on board a vessel for St. Malo, others transported to the Chesapeake
The news of French encroachments roused the jealousy of Virginia
sailed once more to the north; raised the arms of England
where those of De Guercheville
had been planted; threw down the fortifications of De Monts
on the Isle of St. Croix
; and set on fire the deserted settlement of Port Royal
Thus did England
vindicate her claim to Maine