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of New England :

OR

THE OBSERVATIONS, AND DISCOUERIES OF
Ca ptain John Smith (Admirall of that Country) in the North of

America, in the year of our Lord 1614: with the
successe of sixe Ships, that went the next
yeare 1615; and the accidents befell him

among the French men of warre :

With the proofe of the present benefit this Countrey affoords: whither this present yeare, 1616, eight

voluntary Ships are gone to make further tryall.

At LONDON

Printed by Humfrey Lownes, for Robert Clerke; and are to be sould at his house called tbe Lodge, in Chancery lane,

ouer against Lincolnes Inne. 1616.

P. Force, Washington, 1837.

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TO THE HIGH HOPEFVL CHARLES,

Prince of Great Brilaine.

So

SIR:
fauourable was your most renowned and memorable
Brother, Prince Henry, to all generous designes ; that in

my discouery of Virginia, I presumed to call two namelesse Headlands after my Soueraignes heires, Cape Henry and Cape Charles. Since then, it beeing my chance to range some other parts of America, whereof I heere present your Highness the description in a Map; my humble sure is, you would please to change their Barbarous names, for such English, as Posterity may say, Prince Charles was their Godfather. What here in this relation I promise my Countrey, let mee liue or die the slaue of scorne and infamy, if (hauing meanes) I make it not apparent; please God to blesse me but from such accidents as are beyond my power and reason to preuent. For my Jabours, I desire but such conditions as were promised me out of the gaines; and that your Highnesse would daigne to grace this Work, by your Princely and fauourable res

pect vnto it, and know mee to be

Your Highness true

and faithful seruant,

John Smith.

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