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RELATION

OF

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
there.

LONDON,

Printed by Thomas Harper, for Nathanael Butter,
and lokn Bellamie, 1638.

[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.

Publishing Committee."]

Authoris carmen ^w^0, de Victoria hac

Nov'-Anglica, 1637.

DVcit in Americam varios gens Angla colonos:
Et bene conveniunt sidera, terra, solum.
Ast ferus hoc prohibet, solis vagabundus in arvis,

Insolitoque aliquos, incola, Marie necat.
Quod simul invitas crimen pervenit ad aures

Angligenum, irato murmure cuncta fremunt.
Tunc Icesijusta arma movent, hostemque sequuntur,

Struxerat haud vanis qui munimenta locis.
Invadunt vallum, palis sudibusque munitum:

(Pax erit: hoc uno solvitur ira modo.)
Vndique concidunt omnes, pars una crematur:

Post, ccesi aut capti, catera turba luit.
Vtraque Icetatur Pequetanis Anglia victis,

Et uovus, externum hie figimur, hospes ait.
"Virginia exultat, vicina Novonia gaudet,

Signaque securce certa quietis habent.
Plaudite qui colitis Mavortia sacra nepotes,

Et serat incultos tutus arator agros.
Quce novus orbis erat, spiranti numine (Lector) Anglia nascetur, quce novus orbis erit.

P. Vincentius.

Nihil obstare videtur quo minus Relatio typis mandetur.

Novemb. ix. M.DCxxxvij.
G. It. Weckherlin.

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

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