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Plate II.

Plate II. The French Sail to the River of May

Plate II. The French Sail to the River of May

Re-embarking, they sailed to another place; and before landing again, were received with salutations by another crowd of Indians, some of whom waded into the water up to their shoulders, offering the visitors little baskets full of maize and of white and red mulberries, while others offered to help them in going to shore. Having landed, they saw the chief, who was accompanied by two sons, and a company of Indians armed with bows and quivers full of arrows. After an exchange of salutations, our men went on into the woods, in hopes to discover many wonderful things. They found nothing, however, except trees bearing white and red mulberries, on the boughs of which were numerous silk worms. They named this river the River of May, because they sighted it on the first day of that month.

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