Wee Made Cottages
Att Our Advantages, And Found The Truth Of What Those Men Had Often [Said],
That If Once We Could Come To That Place We Should Make Good Cheare Of A
Fish That They Call Assickmack, Which Signifieth A White Fish.
the castors, and the Oriniack shewed themselves often, but to their cost;
indeed it was to us like a terrestriall paradise.
After so long fastning,
after so great paines that we had taken, finde ourselves so well by
chossing our dyet, and resting when we had a minde to it, 'tis here that we
must tast with pleasur a sweet bitt. We doe not aske for a good sauce; it's
better to have it naturally; it is the way to distinguish the sweet from
But the season was far spent, and use diligence and leave that place so
wished, which wee shall bewaile, to the coursed Iroquoits. What hath that
poore nation done to thee, and being so far from thy country? Yett if they
had the same liberty that in former dayes they have had, we poore ffrench
should not goe further with our heads except we had a strong army. Those
great lakes had not so soone comed to our knowledge if it had not ben for
those brutish people; two men had not found out the truth of these seas so
cheape; the interest and the glorie could not doe what terror doth att the
end. We are a litle better come to ourselves and furnished.
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