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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, chapter 9 (search)
the shore, that we were forced to let fall a third anchor; which came so fast home, that the ship was almost aground by Kenrick's Mounts; so that we were forced to let slip the cable end for end. . . . Being thus clear of some dangers, and gotten into deeper water, but not without some loss, for we had but one cable and anchor left us of four, and the weather grew to be fouler and fouler, our victuals scarce, and our cask and fresh water lost: it was therefore determined that we should go for St. John, or some other island to the southward, for fresh water. [No trace of this lost colony has ever been discovered; and we can only guess at the fate of the first white child born in America, Virginia Dare. Strachey, the secretary of the Jamestown (Virginia) colony, twenty years after, was told by the Indians that seven of the English, who escaped the slaughter at Roanoke, were preserved alive by a certain chief; but neither he nor Captain John Smith has left on record any thing more.]
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, Book XI: Captain John Smith in Virginia (A. D. 1606-1631.) (search)
i.e., an explanation publicly given. why Captain Smith was not admitted of the council as the resins and diligence of Captain Kendall, Newport, Smith, and twenty others, were sent to discover the me idle exceptions being muttered against Captain Smith for not discovering the head of Chickahamat. to have cut off the boat and all the rest. Smith, little dreaming of that accident, being got tm his gown, in requital of some beads and toys Smith had given him at his first arrival in Virginiarall Historie. it was possibly written by Captain Smith, but is now generally disbelieved by histon baskets. . . . Facsimile Illustration from Smith's general History. At last they brought hi. Then as many as could laid hands on him, Smith. dragged him to them, and thereon laid his hear own upon his, to save him from death. Captain Smith, in another narrative relating to this sam morning betimes, they came to the fort, where Smith, having used the savages with what kindness he[20 more...]
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, Index. (search)
leveland, H. R., 280. Cogswell, J. G., 54. Coleridge's Ancient Mariner, 83. Coligny, Admiral, De, 143. Colman, John, 284. Colonies in New England, unsuccessful, 201-228. Colonies, The lost, of Virginia, 75-200. Colonists in Virginia, Smith's description of, 234. Colony, Massachusetts Bay, 339-362. Plymouth, 225, 309-338. Popham, 223. Virginia (first), 186; (second) 189; Captain John Smith's, 229-263. Columbus, Christopher, Letters of, 19-39; appeal of in his old age,Captain John Smith's, 229-263. Columbus, Christopher, Letters of, 19-39; appeal of in his old age, 5; and his companions, 17-52. Columbus, Diego, 51. Company, London, 222. Massachusetts Bay, 341. Plymouth, 222. West India, 303. Cooke, Captain, 198. Coppin, Master, 326. Corn, Indian, Profitableness of, 348. Couexis, King, 150. Croatoan, 192, 193, 197. Crol, S. J., 305. Cudruaigny, 110. D. Danusco, John, 136. Dare, Ananias, 194. Eleanor, 194. Virginia, 194, 200. Davies, James, 223. Captain Richard, 223. Captain Robert, 223, 224. De Costa, B. F., 9. De S