bycause at the entrye yt is as broade as from Havre
de Grace unto Honefleu. At the breake of the
daye we espied on the southe side one of the
fairest, pleasantest and greatest medowe ground
that might be sene, into the which we went, fynd-
ing at the verry entre a longe a faire and great
lake [and] an innumerable numbre of fotestepes
of hartes and hyndes of a wonderfull greatnes,
the stepes [beynge] all freshe and newe. And yt
semeth that the people do nurishe them like tame
cattell, in great herdes ; for we sawe the fotestepes
of an Indian that followed them. The channell
and depthe of this river of Seyne is on the side
of the medowe that is on the isle of May.
Being retourned to our shippes, we sailed to
knowe more and more of the coast, going as nere
the shore as we could. And as we had sailed so
all alonge abowt six or seven leages, there apered
unto us another baye where we cast ancre twart
of yt, tarring so all the night. In the morrowe*
we went thither, and fynding by our sounding
at the entre many bankes and beatynges,f we
* P., morning.
f Probably a translation of battures, reefs.