The next daye in the morninge, being the
ffirst of Maye, we assaied to enter this porte with
two rowe* barges and a boate well trymed, find-
ing littell watter at the entry e and many surges
and brekinges of the water f which might have
astuned and caused us to retourn backe to shipp-
borde, if God had not speedely brought us in,
where fynding fourthwith 5 or 6 1| fadom water,
entered in to a goodly and great river, § which
as we went we found to increse still in depth and
lardgnes, boylling and roring through the mul-
tytute of all sortes of fishes. Thus entered we
perceved a goodS” numbre of the Indians, in-
habytantes there, coming alonge the sandes and
seebanck somewhate nere unto us, withowt any
taken** of feare or dowbte, shewing unto us the
easiest landing place, and thereupon we geving
them also on our parte tokens ft of assuraunce
* P., new,
f All the words after littell watter are omitted in P.
|| P., ^536; Hakluyt, 36.
§ St. John’s river.
ST P., great.
** P., takyng. Token is evidently meant,
ft P., thankes.