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nts as their habits of life permitted—deer skins and wild hens. Soto could hardly have crossed the mountains, so as to enter the basin of the Tennessee River; Martin's Louisiana, i. 11. it seems, rather, that he passed from the head-waters of the Savannah, or the Chattahouchee, to the head-waters of the Coosa. The name of Cathe thirty-fifth parallel of latitude. Belknap, i. 192: Within the thirty-fourth degree. Andrew Ellicott's Journal, 125: Thirty-four degrees and ten minutes. Martin's Louisiana, i. 12: A little below the lowest Chickasaw Bluff. Nuttall's Travels in Arkansas, 248: The lowest Chickasaw Bluff. McCulloh's Researches, 526: Twentthe Arkansas. He does not make sufficient allowance for an exaggeration of distances, and for delays on the Mississippi during the night time; 529—531. Nuttall, Martin, and others, agree with the statement in the text. The province was called Guachoya. Soto anxiously inquired the distance to the sea; the chieftain of Guachoya c
r's Raleigh, 47—54; Oldys, 55; Birch, 580, 581; Cayley, i. 33—46; Thomson, 32, Williamson's North Carolina, i. 28—37; and Martin's North Carolina, i. 9—12. I have followed exclusively the contemporaneous account, deriving, in the comparison of localer may compare Camden, in Kennett, II. 509, 510; Stith, 12—21; Smith, i. 86—99; Belknap i. 213—216; Williamson, i. 37—51; Martin, l. 12—24; Tytler, 56—68; Thomson, c. i. and II. and Appendix B.; Oldys, c. 65—71; Cayley, i. 46—81; Birch, 582. 584. nal account of White, in Hakluyt, III. 340—348. The story is repeated by Smith, Stith, Keith, Burk, Belknap, Williamson, Martin, Thomson, Tytler, and others. For when White reached England, he found its whole attention absorbed by the threats ofsmall ship of fifty tons and thirty men, the Discoverer, a bark of twenty-six tons and thirteen men, under the command of Martin 1603 April 10. Pring, set sail for America a few days after the death of the queen. It was a private
nts. Yet the joy in Virginia on their arrival Chap. IV.} 1608 was of short continuance; for the new comers were chiefly vagabond gentlemen and goldsmiths, who, in spite of the remonstrances of Smith, gave a wrong direction to the industry of the colony. They believed they had discovered grains of gold in a glittering earth which abounded near Jamestown; and there was now no talk, no hope, no work, but dig gold, wash gold, refine gold, load gold. The refiners were enamored of their skill; Martin, one of the council, promised himself honors in England as the discoverer of a mine; and Newport, having made an unnecessary stay of fourteen weeks, and having, in defiance of the assurances of Powhatan, expected to find the Pacific just beyond the falls in James River, believed himself immeasurably rich, as he embarked for England with a freight of worthless earth. Smith, i. 165—172. Disgusted at the follies which he had vainly opposed, Smith undertook the perilous and honorable offi