seas,* which were a wonderfull advauntag. This
is the land of Chicoref wherof some have
wrytten, and which many have gon abowt to
fynd, for the great riches they perceved by some
Indians to be found there. It is sett under so good
a clymate, that none of all our men, though we
were there in the hotest tyme of the yere, the
sonne entering into Cancer, were troubled with
any sicknes. The people there live long and in
great helthe and strength, so that aged men go
withowt staves, and are able to do|| and ron like
the yongest of them, who only are known to be
ould by the wrynkeles in ther face and decaye of
We departed from them verry frendly and with
there contentation, but the flood and the night
overtaking us, we were constrayned to lie in our
boates all [that] night, till yt was day, Siting §
upon this river which we have called Seyne,S”
* P., sea.
f P., Checere. On Chicora, the Indian name for the country
near Cape Fear, see Gomara, op. ctt., xxi-xxii, and Lowery, op.
tit, 1 3 13-61, pp. 155,447.
I|P.,£*. §?., fating.
$ The St. Mary’s river.