South America - A General History And Collection Of Voyages And Travels - Volume 7 - By Robert Kerr
 -  On rowing towards
the shore with all the boats, the general was surprised to see above 60
horsemen and 200 - Page 520
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On Rowing Towards The Shore With All The Boats, The General Was Surprised To See Above 60 Horsemen And 200 Foot All Armed To Receive Us, For Which Reason He Sent A Flag Of Truce To Learn Their Intentions.

Their answer was fair and smooth, declaring that they meant to treat us like gentlemen and merchants, and desired that our general might come on shore to converse with their captain.

When our general approached the shore in his skiff, they came towards him in great numbers, with much seeming politeness, bowing and taking off their bonnets, and earnestly requesting our general and the merchants to come on shore. He declined this however, unless they would give sufficient hostages for our security. At length they promised to send two satisfactory hostages, and to give us water, provisions, money, and negroes in exchange for our merchandize, and desired a list of our wares might be sent on shore; all of which our general promised to do forthwith, and withdraw from the shore, causing our _bases, curriers_[296], and arquebuses to be fired off in compliment to the Portuguese, while at the same time our ships saluted them with five or six cannon shot. Most of the Portuguese now left the shore, except a few who remained to receive the list of our commodities; but, while we meant honestly and fairly to trade with them as friends, their intentions were treacherously to betray us to our destruction, as will appear in the sequel.

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