天火注册天火注册天火注册This was so positively insisted on by the governor Spaniard, thatthere was no gainsaying it; and as merciful counsels are most aptto prevail where they are so earnestly pressed, so they all cameinto it. But then it was to be considered what should be done tokeep them from doing the mischief they designed; for all agreed,governor and all, that means were to be used for preserving thesociety from danger. After a long debate, it was agreed that theyshould be disarmed, and not permitted to have either gun, powder,shot, sword, or any weapon; that they should be turned out of thesociety, and left to live where they would and how they would, bythemselves; but that none of the rest, either Spaniards or English,should hold any kind of converse with them, or have anything to dowith them; that they should be forbid to come within a certaindistance of the place where the rest dwelt; and if they offered tocommit any disorder, so as to spoil, burn, kill, or destroy any ofthe corn, plantings, buildings, fences, or cattle belonging to thesociety, they should die without mercy, and they would shoot themwherever they could find them.
天火注册天火注册The humane governor, musing upon the sentence, considered a littleupon it; and turning to the two honest Englishmen, said, "Hold; youmust reflect that it will be long ere they can raise corn andcattle of their own, and they must not starve; we must thereforeallow them provisions." So he caused to be added, that they shouldhave a proportion of corn given them to last them eight months, andfor seed to sow, by which time they might be supposed to raise someof their own; that they should have six milch-goats, four he-goats,and six kids given them, as well for present subsistence as for astore; and that they should have tools given them for their work inthe fields, but they should have none of these tools or provisionsunless they would swear solemnly that they would not hurt or injureany of the Spaniards with them, or of their fellow-Englishmen.天火注册天火注册天火注册Thus they dismissed them the society, and turned them out to shiftfor themselves. They went away sullen and refractory, as neithercontent to go away nor to stay: but, as there was no remedy, theywent, pretending to go and choose a place where they would settlethemselves; and some provisions were given them, but no weapons.About four or five days after, they came again for some victuals,and gave the governor an account where they had pitched theirtents, and marked themselves out a habitation and plantation; andit was a very convenient place indeed, on the remotest part of theisland, NE., much about the place where I providentially landed inmy first voyage, when I was driven out to sea in my foolish attemptto sail round the island.天火注册
天火注册Here they built themselves two handsome huts, and contrived them ina manner like my first habitation, being close under the side of ahill, having some trees already growing on three sides of it, sothat by planting others it would be very easily covered from thesight, unless narrowly searched for. They desired some dried goat-skins for beds and covering, which were given them; and upon givingtheir words that they would not disturb the rest, or injure any oftheir plantations, they gave them hatchets, and what other toolsthey could spare; some peas, barley, and rice, for sowing; and, ina word, anything they wanted, except arms and ammunition.天火注册天火注册It was now March, the days grown considerably longer, and theweather at least tolerable; so the other travellers began toprepare sledges to carry them over the snow, and to get thingsready to be going; but my measures being fixed, as I have said, forArchangel, and not for Muscovy or the Baltic, I made no motion;knowing very well that the ships from the south do not set out forthat part of the world till May or June, and that if I was there bythe beginning of August, it would be as soon as any ships would beready to sail. Therefore I made no haste to be gone, as othersdid: in a word, I saw a great many people, nay, all thetravellers, go away before me. It seems every year they go fromthence to Muscovy, for trade, to carry furs, and buy necessaries,which they bring back with them to furnish their shops: alsoothers went on the same errand to Archangel.详情