History of the Discovery of America, of the Landing of Our Forefathers at Plymouth, and of Their Most Remarkable Engagements with the Indians in New-England: From Their First Landing in 1620 Until the Final Subjugation of the Natives in 1679 : to which is Annexed, the Defeat of Generals Braddock, Harmer & St. Clair by the Indians at the Westward, &c
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... a Genoese , who had been early trained to a seafaring life , and , having
acquired every branch of knowledge connected with that profession , was no less
distinguished by his skill and abilities , than for his intre : pid and persevering
They seem to have some idea that there are spirits of a higher and more
excellent nature than man ; and supposing them ... They likewise imagine that
there is an evil spirit , who they say is always inclined to mischief , and bears
great sway in ...
... dress him most heartily , beseeching him to do them no harm : but supposing
the others to be propitious , and ever inclined to do good , they intreat those
spirits to bestow blessings upon them and prevent the evil spirit from hurting them
superstiously striking with small twigs , the furniture , walls , and roots to prevent
his spirit from remaining bere to take vengeance for the evils committed on his
body . The remainder of the day and the night follow . ing is spent in rejoicing .
The courage and daring spirit of these peo . ple were particularly conspicuous on
this occasion , as they fought almost under the guns of the Fort . Our loss was one
captain and ten privates killed , and some wounded , besides horses and ...
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Great as a historical reference. Mind you, the context is in reference to the subsequent colonization of America. Today it is evidential that "discovery" was made by Henry Sinclair almost 100 yrs. prior. Of course, I am bias due to that I am a descendent of Henry. On the other hand, I do not like the intent by which war was waged for occupation of the new world. I am sure there was blood on the hands of everyone involved, for this it is necessary to readdress the original issue of suzerainty. I am sure there could be issue with the fact that through the only route possible, since the denial of Scottish sovereignty, was cut off and this is due to divine sovereignty. So, if we can contest he War of King Phillip I am sure we would find that a far less incursion of native Americans would have been possible with a sustained introduction of immigrants. First of all, the assumption of the discovery of a new Indies trades route was simply and speculation.