Lucayes* and there to soiourne and take freshe
water and other necessaries, as the Spaniardes do
in their voiag to newe Spayne, wherof, thanked
be God, we have had no nede, nor entred the
Chanell of Boham,f which hath byn thought
impossible, fforseing also that it was not exped-
ient for us to passe through their || islandes, as-
well to shon manny inconveniences that hap-
en§ in passing that waies, wherof there spring
nothing but inumerable quarrelles, pleadinges,
confusion, and breache of all worthie enterprises
and goodly navegations, with infenite com-
plaintesS” and odious questions betwen the sub-
iectes of the Kinge and his ffrendes and allyes,
as also to thende they myght understand that in
tyme to come (God having shewed to us suche
grace as theis his wonderfull benefites first
knowen** to the pooer people of this so goodly
newe France, ft a people of so gentill a nature,
* The Bahamas : P., Lucaries. f Bahama: P., Roham.
|| P., the. § P., might happen.
fi” P., whereof ensueth complaintes.
ft V., framing people. J, W.Jones, in 1850, was ‘unable to sug-
gest an explanation of it’ (p. 96, n. 1).