inhabyte there, all the country, man, woman, and
childe* would not have ceassed to have pursued
them for to have theires agayn, seing they be not
able to consider norwaye to what intent we shuld
have carried them awaye. And this may be better
don to theire contentation when they have better
acquaintance of us, and knowe that there is no
suche cruelltye in us as in other people and
nations, of whom they have byn begilled under
coulour of good faythe, which f usage in the end
tourned to the doers to no good.
This is the river of Jordayne|| in myne oppyn-
ion, wherof so muche hathe byn spoken, which
is verry faire, and the cuntrye good and of grete
consequence, both for theire easye habitation and
also for many other thinges which shuld be to
long to wrytt. The xxii§ of May we planted an-
* P., men women & children.
f From P., who has which doing. The manuscript has with
|| Probably the Pedee near Cape Fear. The name was given
by Ayllon in 1526, after the captain of one of his vessels. See
Lowery, op. cit., 1513-61, pp. 165, 447-52.
§ P., xx.