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Plate VI.

Plate VI. The French Commander Erects a Column with the Arms of the King of France

Plate VI. The French Commander Erects a Column with the Arms of the King of France

The commander having, however, returned to his ships, and having remained on the board one night, ordered into one of the boats a landmark carved in the form of a column, and having cut upon it the arms of the King of France, which was directed to be set up in some particularly pleasant spot. Such they found a point about three miles less to the west, where they discovered a small creek, which they entered, and, after following it for a time, found that it came out into the main stream again, this forming a small island. The commander directed the column to be erected on a small open mound in this lace. After this they saw two deer of great size in comparison with any they had seen before, and which they could easily have killed with their arquebuses, had not the commander, admiring their large size, forbidden it. Before returning to the boat, they named this small island Libourne. Embarking again, they explored another island not far from the former; but finding upon it nothing except some very lofty cedars, larger than any they had yet seen in the country, they called it Cedar Island, and then returned to the ships. The small island on which the column was erected is marked F in the plate.

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