English agent, sent with proposals of peace, slept in the round house, with the civil chiefs and the war-captains.
On the morning of Good
1715 April 15. Friday, the indiscriminate massacre of the English began.
One boy escaped into the forest, and, after wandering for nine days, reached a garrison.
Seaman Burroughs, a strong man and swift runner, broke through the ranks of the Indian band; and, though hotly pursued, and twice wounded, by running ten miles, and swimming one, he reached Port Royal, and alarmed the town.
Its inhabitants, some in canoes, and some on board a ship, which chanced to be in the harbor, fled to Charleston.
The numerous bands of the enemy, hiding by day in the swamps, and by night attacking the scattered settlements, drove the planters towards the capital.
The Yamassees and their confederates advanced even as far as Stono, where they halted, that their prisoners—planters, with their wives and little ones—might be tormented and sacrificed at leisure.
, 456 Peorias, III. 197.
Pepperell, William, III. 458.
Pequods, war with the, I 397, 400.
Peters, Hugh, arrives, I. 383.
His death, II. 32.
Philadelphia founded, II. 389,
Philip, King, II. 98.
Phipps, William, III. 83.
Pilgrims, their flight, I. 301.
At Leyden, 302.
Sail for America, 307.
Arrive at Cape Cod, 309.
Land at Plymouth, 313.
Their sufferings, 314.
Plymouth colony, royal commissioners in, II. 84.
Revolution in, 449.
United with Massachusetts, II. 81. See Pilgrims.
Pocahontas, I. 131, 146.
Poisson, Du, III. 361.
Pokanokets, II. 98; III. 238.
Port Royal founded, I. 26.
Its name changed to Annapolis, III. 218.
Portugal, voyages of, I. 14.
Slavery in, 166.
Its colonial system, III. 113.
Potawatomies, III. 242.
Poutrincourt's discoveries, I. 26.
Powhatan, I. 125.
Pring, Martin, in Maine, I. 113.
Providence founded, I. 379. See Rhode Island.
Puritans, I. 279.
Conference with, 296.
Character of, 460.