Extract from a journal of one of the settlers (CO 1/1)
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Thursday the xxith of May, Capt[ain] Newport (having fitted our shallup with provision and all neccessaryes belonging to a discovery) tooke 5 . gentleme[n]. 4 Maryners . and 14 Sal[ours], with whome he [proc]eded with a [per]fect resolutyon not to returne, but either to find ye head of this Ryver, the Laake mentyoned by others heretofore, the Sea againe, the Mountaynes Apalatsi, or some issue
The names of the Dyscoverers are thes : Capt[ain] Christopher Newport
George Percye esq. Francys Nellson
Capt[ain] Gabriell Archer John Collson.
Capt[ain] Ihon Smyth Robert Tyndall Mariners
M[aster] Ihon Brookes Marrhew Fytch
M[aster] Thomas Wotton