yt hathe, as ye shall see by the protracture or carte
I have made thereof,* as to the fourth the name
of Loire, to the vth Charent, to the vith Garone,
to the vijth ryviere Belle, to the viijth Riviere
Grande, to the ixth Porte Royall, to the xth Belle
Upon Whitsontide, Sondaye the xvij|| of
Maye, after we had well perceved and considered
that there was no remedye but to assaye to fynde
the meanes to harborough our shippes, aswell
for to amend and tryme them as to gett us fresshe
water, wood and other necessaries wherof we
had nede, being of opynion that there was no
fayrer or § fytter place for the purpose then porte
Royall.fi” [And] when we had sounded the entrey
* No trace of this has been found.
f On the identifications of these rivers see Lowery, op. cit.,
1562-74, Appendix D, pp. 394-9. It is pretty well agreed that
Port Royal was the present Port Royal Sound in 32 15*. See
ibid., Appendix E, pp. 399-403. The manuscript has Lymiere
for ryviere, and Belle a verir, which P. makes Virrir. The correct
names are given by Laudonniere.
|| P., xxviii. As Easter in 1562 fell on 29 March, Whitsun was
1 7 May.
§ From P. The manuscript has not.
<T Port Royal Sound.