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PUBLISHED BY EDWARD J. COALE,
No. 176, Baltimore-street.
District of Maryland, to zvit :
Be IT REMEMBERED, That on this first day of October, in the thirty-fifth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Edward J. Coale, of the said district, hath deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit :
“A SKETCH of the HISTORY OF MARYLAND, during the three first
years after its settlement, to which is prefixed, a Copious Introduction. “ By John Leeds Bozman."
In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “ An act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned ;” And also to the act entitled “An act supplementary to the act entitled, “ An act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned,” and extending the benefits there of to the arts of designing, engraving and etching Historical and other Prints.
PHILIP MOORE, Clerk of the District of Maryland.
THE effects of Columbus's discoveries on the English nation-Commission to
John Cabot and his three sons-John Cabot's death-Sebastian Cabot's voyage
-Disputes between the courts of Portugal and Spain, in consequence of
Columbus's discoveries-Portuguese discoveries-The Pope's Partition-
Cortereal's voyage-Patents for discovery and trade to some merchants of
Bristol-Voyages and discoveries of the French-of the Spaniards-Ponce
de Leon's discovery of Florida-Luke Vasquez's expedition-Verazzini's
voyage-that of Stephen Gomez-English attempts for discovering a North
west passage-Pamphilo Narvez's Grant-Ferdinand de Soto's expedition-
Cartier's-First attempts of the French to colonise Canada-English at-
tempt to settle Newfoundland-La Roque's attempt to settle Canada-Fur-
ther proceedings of the English-Fishery of Newfoundland-Pension grant-
THE reign of Elizabeth favourable to maritime adventures-Sir Humphrey
Gilbert, the first conductor of an English colony to America-Letters Patent
to him for that purpose-Characteristic incidents relative to Sir Humphrey
Gilbert-His first voyage unsuccessful-sails a second time for America-
takes possession of Newfoundland—is lost on his return to England.
SIR WALTER RALEIGH-His rise and character-obtains a renewal of Sir
Humphrey's letters patent to himself-Voyage of captains Amidas and Bar-
low-The effects of their voyage in England-Sir Richard Grenville's at-
ATTEMPTS to relieve the first colony under governour Lane~ A second colo-
ny at the same place under governour White-Sir Walter Raleigh assigns
his patent-The whole of the second colony lost-Gosnold's voyage to New
England-Sir Walter Raleigh's endeavours to find out the second colony at
Roanoke-Captain Pring's expedition-Captain Bartholomew Gilbert's voy-
THE progress of the French in settling colonies in America-A settlement of
convicts on the Isle of Sables, by the French-Chauvin's voyages to the St-
Lawrence-Pontgravé's voyage to the same-The Sieur de Monts's com-
mission, and voyages under it-His patent revoked-Pontrincourt's endea-
vours to fix a settlement at Port Royal, Nova Scotia--The Sieur De Monts
obtains a restoration of his grant--and establishes the first permanent colo-
ny in Carada, under the conduct of Champlain.
A NEW association formed in England, to colonise America-The letters pa
tent commonly called the first charter of Virginia--Proceedings of the Ply-
mouth Company under this charter-The king's instructions relative to both
the colonies or companies to be formed under this charter--Proceedings of
the first or South Virginia Company-The first colony sent out to South
Virginia under Newport, and a permanent settlement formed at James' town.