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Declaring the successe of 80 Ships
employed thither within these eight yeares;

arid the benefit of that Counlrey by Sea
and Land.

With the present estate of that happie Plan-
tation, begun but by 60 weake men
in the yeare 1620.

And how to build a Fleete of good Shippes
to make a hittle Nauie Roy all.

Written by Captaine Iohn Smith, sometimes Gouer

nour of Virginia, and Admirall

of New-England.

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Prince of Wales; Duke of Cor new all, Torke,

and Albanie; Marquis of Onnond, and Rothsey;

and Earle Palatine of Chester; Heire of

Great Britaine, France, and

Ireland, &c.


WHen scarce any would beleeue mee there was any such matter, your High

nesse did not disdaine to accept my description, 6j calld that Nezv England, whose barbarous names you changed for sucli English, that none can denie but Prince Charles is the Godfather. Whereby 1 am bound in all reason and dutie to giue you the best account I can how your child doth prosper: and although as yet it is not much vnlike the Father in fortune, onely vsed as an instrument for other mens ends; yet the grace you bestowed on it hy your Princely fauor, hath drawn so many iudgments now to behold it, that 1 hope shall find, it will giue content to your Highnesse, satisfaction to them, and so increase the number of well-willers, New England will be able

to reiect her maligners, and attend Prince
Charles with her dutifull obedience, with a
trophie of honour, and a kingdome for a Frince.
Therefore the great worke contained in this lit-
tle booke, humbly desires your Princely patron-
age. No more but sacring all my best abilities
to the exquisite iudgement of your renowned
vertues, 1 humbly kisse your gracious hands.

Tour Highne8se true and
faithfull seruant,

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