The Whole and True Discouerye of Terra Florida by Jean Ribault

also amonges many other thinges that we had spent our cables and furiture therof, which is the most pryncipall and necessarye thinge that long- eth to them that goo to discover cuntryes, where contynewally night and daye they must lye at an- cre; also our victualles being perished and spike, our lacke of botswayns to sett fourthe our row bardges and boates, and leve our vesselles fur- nished; the declaration made unto us of our mas- ter pilotes and some others that had bifore byn at some of those places where we purposed to saile, and have byn allredy founde by [some of J the Kinges subiectes; the daunger also and in- convenyences that might therof hapen unto us, and that by reason of the great mistes and fogges wherof the seacen was allredy come, we percaved verry well whereas we were, that we could do no good and that yt was to late, and the good and fyttest season to undertake this thinge allredy past. All these thinges thus well considered and wayed, and for that also we thought yt mete and necessarye that your grace shuld with dilligence be advertised of that which we had don and dis-

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