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A Svmmarie and Trve Discovrse of Sir Frances Drakes VVest Indian Voyage

Wherein were taken, the townes of Saint Iago, Sancto Domingo, Cartagena & Saint Augustine.

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Author: Richard Field
Published: 1589
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,917 / 47 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 25.8
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 423
Added to site: 2006.10.21
mnybks.net#: 15008
Genres: History, Nautical
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, who dwelt there with them, came vnto vs, shewing their state to be so poore, that they were all readie to starue, which was not vntrue: and therefore without any thing gotten, we were all commaunded presently to imbarke, so as that night we put off to sea South Southeast along towards the coast of Barbarie.

Vpon Saterday in the morning, being the thirteenth of Nouember, we fell with Cape Blancke, vvhich is a lovve lande and shallowe vvater, where vvee catched store of fish, and doubling the Cape, we put into the Bay, where wee found certaine French shippes of warre, whom we entertained with great courtesie, & there left them. The after noone the whole Fleete assembled, vvhich was a little scattered about their fishing, and put from thence to the Isles of Cape Verde, sailing till the sixteenth of the same moneth in the morning, on which day we discryed the Island of Saint IAGO, & in the euening we anckered the Fleete betweene the towne called the PLAIE or PRAIE and Saint IAGO, where we put on

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