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The late Battell fought in New- England, between the English and the Pequet Salvages.
In which were slaine and taken prisoners about 700 of the Salvages, and those which escaped, had their heads cut off by the Mohocks:
With the present state of things
Printed by Thomas Harper, for Nathanael Butter,
[Of P. Vincent, who, by the signature at the end of the Latin verses on the next page, appears to have been the author of the following narrative of the Pequot War, we have been able to obtain no information whatever. It will be seen that a part of the last page is wanting. The copy from which we print belongs to the Library of Harvard University. The copy belonging to our Society is deficient both at the beginning and end, and we know of no other from which the hiatus could be supplied.
Authoris carmen ^w^0, de Victoria hac
DVcit in Americam varios gens Angla colonos:
Insolitoque aliquos, incola, Marie necat.
Angligenum, irato murmure cuncta fremunt.
Struxerat haud vanis qui munimenta locis.
(Pax erit: hoc uno solvitur ira modo.)
Post, ccesi aut capti, catera turba luit.
Et uovus, externum hie figimur, hospes ait.
Signaque securce certa quietis habent.
Et serat incultos tutus arator agros.
A true relation of the late battle fought
in New-England, between the English and Salvages, with the present state of things there.
NEW ENGLAND (a name now every day more famous) is so called, because the English were the first discoverers, and are now the planters thereof. It is the eastern coast of the north part of America, upon the south-west adjoining to Virginia, and part of that continent, large and capable of innumerable people. It is in the same height with the north of Spain and south part of France, and the temper not much unlike; as pleasant, as temperate, and as fertile as either, if managed by industrious hands.
This is the stage. Let us in a word see the actors. The year 1620, a company of English, part out of the Low Countries, and some out of London and other parts, were sent for Virginia. But being cut short by want of wind, and hardness of the winter, they landed themselves in this country, enduring, with great hope and patience, all the misery that desert could put upon them, and employed their wits to make their best use of that then snow-covered land for their necessities. After two years' experience of the nature of the soil, commodities, and natives, they returned such intelligence to their masters, that others took notice of their endeavors and the place. Then some western merchants collected a stock, and employed it that way. But they discouraged through losses and want of present gain, some Londoners and others (men of worth) undertook it, with more resolution, building upon the old foundation. Hence a second plantation, adjoined to the other, but supported with better pillars and greater means. All beginnings are 5