people, they would flye hither and thither
through the woodes and forestes and abandon
there habitations and cuntrye.
The nexte day being the thirde day of Maye,
desiering alwaies to fynd owt harborough to rest
in, we sett up saile agayn, and after we had ranged
the coast as nere the shore as we coulde, there ap-
peared unto us abowt vij leages on this side the
river of Maye, a great oppening or baye of some
faire river, whither with one of our boates we
rowed and there found an entre almost like unto
that of the river of Maye,* and within the same as
great a depthe and as large, dividing yt self into
many sea armes,f great and brood, streching to-
wardes the highe lande, with many other lesse that
devide the countrye into faire and greate landes
and a great number of smale and faire medowes.
Being entred into them abowt 3 leages we found
in a place verry comodyous, strong and pleas-
aunt of scituation, certen Indians who receved
us verry gentelly, howebeyt we being somewhat
* The St. John’s. This new river was in all probability the St.
% P., great streames.