THE 1. day of June we anchored at Isabella, on the
North side of Hispaniola.
The 3. day of June, the Governour of Isabella, and
Captaine of the Port de Plata, being certified by the
reports of sundry Spaniards, who had beene well intertained aboord our shippes by our Generall, that in our
fleete were many brave and gallant Gentlemen, who
greatly desired to see the Governour aforesayd, he thereupon sent gentle commendations to our Generall, promising within few dayes to come to him in person, which
he perfourmed accordingly.
The 5. day the aforesayd Governour accompanied with
a lusty Fryer, and twenty other Spaniards, with their
servants, and Negroes, came downe to the Sea side,
where our ships road at anker, who being seene, our
Generall manned immediatly the most part of his boates
with the chiefe men of our Fleete, every man appointed,
and furnished in the best sort: at the landing of our
Generall, the Spanish governour received him very
courteously, and the Spanish Gentlemen saluted our
English Gentlemen, and their inferiour sort did also
salute our Souldiers and Sea men, liking our men, and
likewise their qualities, although at the first they seemed
to stand in feare of us, and of so many of our boates,
whereof they desired that all might not land their men,
yet in the end, the courtesies that passed on both sides
were so great, that all feare and mistrust on the Spaniards
part was abandoned.
In the meane time while our English Generall and the
Spanish Governour discoursed betwixt them of divers
matters, as of the state of the Countrey, the multitude
of the Townes and people, and the commodities of the
Iland, our men provided two banquetting houses covered
with greene boughes, the one for the Gentlemen, the
other for the servaunts, and a sumptuous banquet was
brought in served by us all in plate, with the sound of
trumpets, and consort of musicke, wherwith the Spaniards
were more then delighted. Which banquet being ended,
the Spaniardes in recompence of our courtesie, caused
a great heard of white buls, and kyne to be brought
together from the mountaines, and appoynted for every
Gentleman and Captaine that would ride, a horse ready
sadled, and then singled out three of the best of them
to bee hunted by horsemen after their maner, so that the
pastime grewe very pleasant for the space of three houres,
wherein all three of the beasts were killed, whereof one
tooke the Sea, and there was slaine with a musket.
After this sport, many rare presents and gifts were given
and bestowed on both parts, and the next day wee played
the Marchants in bargaining with them by way of trucke
and exchange of divers of their commodities, as horses,
mares, kine, buls, goates, swine, sheepe, bull-hides,
sugar, ginger, pearle, tabacco, and such like commodities
of the Iland.
The 7. day we departed with great good will from the
Spaniards from the Iland of Hispaniola
: but the wiser
sort doe impute this great shew of friendship, and
courtesie used towards us by the Spaniards rather to the
force that wee were of, and the vigilancie, and watchfulnesse that was amongst us, then to any heartie good
will, or sure friendly intertainement: for doubtlesse if
they had bene stronger then wee, wee might have looked
for no better curtesie at their handes, then Master John
Haukins received at Saint John de Ullua, or John Oxnam
neere the streights of Dariene, and divers others of our
Countrymen in other places.
The 8. day we ankred at a small Iland to take Seales,
which in that place wee understood to have bene in great
quantitie, where the Generall and certaine others with
him in the pinnesse were in very great danger to have
beene all cast away, but by the helpe of God they escaped
the hasard, and returned aboord the Admirall in safetie.
The 9. day we arrived and landed in the Ile of Caycos
in which Iland we searched for salte-pondes, upon the
advertisment and information of a Portugall: who in
deede abused our Generall and us, deserving a halter for
his hire, if it had so pleased us.
The 12. we ankered at Guanima
, and landed.
The 15. and 16. we ankered and landed at Cyguateo
The 20. we fell with the maine of Florida
The 23. we were in great danger of a wracke on a
breach called the Cape of Feare
The 24. we came to anker in a harbour, where wee
caught in one tyde so much fish as would have yeelded
us twentie pounds in London
: this was our first landing
The 26. we came to anker at Wocokon
The 29. wee weighed anker to bring the Tyger into
the harbour, where through the unskilfulnesse of the
Master whose name was Fernando, the Admirall strooke
on ground, and sunke.
The 3. we sent word of our arriving at Wococon
Wingina at Roanoak
The 6. M. John Arundel was sent to the maine, and
Manteo with him: and Captaine Aubry and Captaine
Boniten the same day were sent to Croatoan, where they
found two of our men left there with 30. other by Captaine
Reymond, some 20. dayes before.
The 8. Captaine Aubry and Captaine Boniten returned,
with two of our men found by them, to us at Wocokon
The 11. day the Generall accompanied in his Tilt boate
with Master John Arundell, Master Stukeley, and divers
other Gentlemen, Master Lane
, Master Candish, Master
Hariot, and twentie others in the new pinnesse, Captaine
Amadas, Captaine Clarke, with ten others in a shipboat,
Francis Brooke, and John White in another ship-boate,
passed over the water from Wococon to the maine land
victualled for eight dayes, in which voyage we first discovered the townes of Pomejok, Aquascogoc and Secotan
and also the great lake called by the Savages Paquipe,
with divers other places, and so returned with that
discovery to our Fleete.
The 12. we came to the Towne of Pomeiok
The 13. we passed by water to Aquascogok.
The 15. we came to Secotan
, and were well entertained
there of the Savages.
The 16. wee returned thence, and one of our boates
with the Admirall was sent to Aquascogok, to demaund
a silver cup which one of the Savages had stollen from
us, and not receiving it according to his promise, wee
burnt, and spoyled their corne, and Towne, all the people
The 18. we returned from the discovery of Secotan
and the same day came aboord our Fleete ryding at
The 21. our Fleete ankering at Wococon
, we wayed
anker for Hatoraske.
The 27. our Fleete ankered at Hatorask, and there we
The 29. Grangino brother to king Wingina came aboord
the Admirall, and Manteo with him.
The 2. the Admirall was sent to Weapomeiok.
The 5. M. John Arundell was sent for England
The 25. our Generall wayed anker, and set saile for
About the 31. he tooke a Spanish ship of 300 tunne
richly loaden, boording her with a boate made with boards
of chests, which fell asunder, and sunke at the ships side,
assoone as ever he and his men were out of it.
The 10. of September, by foule weather the Generall
then shipped in the prize, lost sight of the Tyger.
The 6. the Tyger fell with the Landes end, and the
same day came to anker at Falmouth
The 18. the General came with the prize to Plymmouth,
and was courteously received by divers of his worshipfull