American Biography, Or, an Historical Account of Those Persons Who Have Been Distinguished in America as Adventurers, Statesmen, Philosophers, Divines, Warriors, Authors; Comprehending a Recital of the Events Connected with Their Volume 1

American Biography, Or, an Historical Account of Those Persons Who Have Been Distinguished in America as Adventurers, Statesmen, Philosophers, Divines, Warriors, Authors; Comprehending a Recital of the Events Connected with Their Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1794 edition. Excerpt: ...and some other trisles, and regaled him with meat and wine. He then returned to his canoe; and with his companions went a fishing. When the canoe was filled, they brought the fish on shore and divided them into two heaps; making signs, that each of the vessels should take one. The next day, several canoes came; in which were forty or fifty people, and among them was Granganimeo, brother of Wingina King of the country; who was confined at home by the wounds, which he had received in battle, with a neighbouring Prince. The manner of his approach was fearless and respectful. He left his boats at a distance; and came along the shore, accompanied by all his people, till he was abreast of the ships. Then advancing with four men only, who spread a mat on the ground, he sat down on one end; and the four men on the other. When the English went on shore, armed, he beckoned O to to them to come and sit by him; which they did, and he made signs of joy and friendship, striking with his hand on his head and breast, and then on theirs, to shew that they were all one. None of his people spoke a word; and when the English offered them presents, he took them all into his own possession; making signs that they were his servants, and that all which they had, belonged to him. After this interview, the natives came in great numbers and brought skins, coral, and materials for dyes; but when Granganimeo was present, none were permitted to trade, but himself and those who had a piece of copper on their heads. Nothing pleased him so much as a tin plate, in which he made a hole and hung it over his breast, as a piece of defensive armour. He supplied them every day with venison, sish, and fruits, and invited them to visit him at his village, on the north end of an island...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236513878
  • 9781236513878