A New Voyage Round the World. Vol. 1 [Of Dampier's Voyages.]
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. 1703 edition. Excerpt: ... Bay, two or three Foot deep, just at the mouth of the River. The nth Day Captain Swan sent 70 Men in four Canoas into this River, to seek a Town; for although we had no intelligence of any, yet the Country appearing very promising, we did not question but they would rind Inhabitants before they returned. They spent two Days in rowing up and down the Creeks and Rivers, at last they came to a large Field of Maiz, which was almost ripe: they immediately fell to gathering as fast as they could, and intended to lade the Canoas, but seeing an Indian that was set to watch the Corn, they quitted that troublesome and tedious work, and seiz'd him, and brought him aboard, in hopes by his information, to have some more eafie and expedite way of a supply, by finding Corn ready cut and dried. He being examined, said, that there was a Town called Santa Yecaque, four leagues from the place where he was taken, and that if we designed to go thither he would undertake to be out Guide. Captain Swan immediately ordered his Men to make ready, and the fame Evening went away, with Eight Canoas arid 140 Men, taking the Indian for their Guide. He rowed about five Leagues up the River, and landed the next Morning. The River at this place was not above Pistol shot wide, and the Banks pretty high on each side, and the Land plain and even. He left 23 Men to guard the Canoas, and marchr dty, and Siker Mines of ComposteUa. 269 anarcht with the rest to the Town. He set out An.16%6 from the Canoas at fix a Clock in the Morning, and l/VN reach'd the Town by 10. The way through which lie palled was very plain, part of it Wood-land, parc Savannahs The Savannahs were full of Horses, Bulls and Cows. The Spaniards seeing him coming run all away, so he entred the Town without the least..
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