South America - A General History And Collection Of Voyages And Travels - Volume 7 - By Robert Kerr
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to him by his townsmen, with great reverence he gave thanks and said,
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This Being Truly Reported Again To Him By His Townsmen, With Great Reverence He Gave Thanks And Said, "He Could

Not make answer for their _kirk_ [church], and the laws and order thereof, only for himself, that there were divers

Scotsmen who knew him, and to whom he had shewn courtesy and favour at Calice[352], and as he supposed some of this same town of Anstruther."

[Footnote 352: _Calice_ in this passage, and _Calais_ in one subsequent, certainly means Cadiz in Spain; which to this day is often called _Cales_ by English mariners. - E.]

So [I] shewed him that the bailies had granted him licence, with the captains, to go to their lodging for their refreshment, but to none of their men to land, till the overlord of the town were advertised, and understood the kings majesties mind _anent_ [concerning] them. Thus with great courtesie he departed.

That night the _laird_ [lord of the manor] being advertised, came; and, on the morn, with a good number of the gentlemen of the countrey round about, gave the said general and the captains _presence_, [audience] and after the same speeches in effect as before, received them in his house, and suffered the souldiers to come a land and ly altogether to the number of thirteen score, for the most part young beardless men, _silly_, [weak] travelled, and hungered; to the which, one day or two _kail pottage_[353] and fish was given; for my advice was conform to the prophet Elizeus [Elisha] his to the king of Israel in Samaria, _Give them bread and water, &c._

[Footnote 353:

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