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The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of The English Nation, vol. 12

America, Part I

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Author: Richard Hakluyt
Language: English
Wordcount: 154,145 / 447 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.2
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 714
Added to site: 2004.11.15
mnybks.net#: 9247
Genres: History, Nautical
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led any Spanyards thither.

Of the voyage and returne of this Madoc there be many fables feined, as the common people doe vse in distance of place and length of time rather to augment then to diminish: but sure it is there he was. [Sidenote: The second voyage of Madoc the sonne of Owen Guyneth.] And after he had returned home, and declared the pleasant and fruitfull countreys that he had seen without inhabitants, and vpon the contrary part, for what barren and wild ground his brethren and nephews did murther one another, he prepared a number of ships, and got with him such men and women as were desirous to liue in quietness: and taking leaue of his friends, tooke his journey thitherward againe. [Sidenote: Gomara. lib. 2. cap. 16.] Therefore it is to be supposed that he and his people inhabited part of those countreys: for it appeareth by Francis Lopez de Gomara, that in Acuzamil and other places the people honored the crosse. Wherby it may be gathered that Christians had bene there before the comming of the

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