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This expedition first visited the neighborhood of Port Royal, then sailed northeastward along the South Carolina coast, concluding with a careful exploration of Cape Fear River.

Includes the relation of the expedition, various letters by William Hilton and Captain Alanso Arguiles, as well as proposals concerning the disposition of land to settlers of the region explored by Hilton.


By William Hilton commander, and commissioner with Capt. Anthony Long, and Peter Fabian, in the ship Adventure, which set sayl from Spikes Bay, Aug. 10. 1663. and was set forth by several gentlemen and merchants of the island of Barbadoes. Giving an account of the nature and temperature of the soyl, the manners and diposition of the natives, and whatsoever else is remarkable therein. Together with proposals made by the commissioners of the lords proprietors, to all such persons as shall become the first setlers on the rivers, harbors, and creeks there.
Originally published: "London, Printed by J.C. for Simon Miller at the Star neer the West-end of St. Pauls, 1664."--T.p.
"Licensed June 22. 1664. Roger L'Estrange."--Title page verso.
The relation is signed: Anthony Long. William Hilton. Peter Fabian -- P. 16.
Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2002. (Florida heritage collection) Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet connectivity; Web browser software; Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files. Electronically digitized by the University of Central Florida from a book held in the Main Library at the University of Central Florida, Orlando.


South Carolina -- Description and travel; North Carolina -- Description and travel; Cape Fear River (N.C.); European Discovery and Settlement in Florida, 1492-1821 -- Explorers and Travelers, 1492-1700; Description and travel; History; Indians of North America




W. Q. Force


27 pages : 24 cm.



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A relation of a discovery lately made on the coast of Florida: (From lat. 31. to 33 deg. 45 min. north-lat.).



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