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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1671-1681
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NOTES.

Page 18, line 40. Watkins Point. The southern point of Somerset
County at the mouth of the Pocomoke.

Page 22, line 38. Choptico. A creek in St. Mary's County empty-
ing into the lower Potomac, west of St. Clements Bay, and also the
lands lying thereupon.

Page 27, line 41. Horekeele, Whorekeel, or Hore Kill. Now Lewis
Creek in Delaware near Cape Henlopen.

Page 34, line 36. Mattapony. In St. Mary's County near the
mouth of the Patuxent.

Page 49,line 15. Pascattoway Creek. On Herrman's map the Pascat-
toway Indians are located on the Potomac in the southern part of the
present Prince George's County. The name is preserved as Piscattaway.

Page 78, line 9. The Mattawoman Indians dwelt on the Potomac in
the northern part of Charles County. Some seem to have been settled
in Dorchester County on the Nanticoke.

Page 99, line 29. St. Jerome's. St. Jerome's Creek is in the upper
part of St. Mary's County, and flows into the Chesapeake.

Page 101, line 23. Zachaia Swamp, also called Pangayo, is in Charles
County, east of Portobacco.

Page 122, line 32. Palmer's Island, at the mouth of the Susquehanna.

Page 124, line 5. " His vaine title." The circumstances referred to
are so peculiar as to justify a rather extended note.

According to Father White's Journal, Governor Leonard Calvert
learning, shortly after the arrival of the first colonists, that many princes
were subject to the Emperor of Pascattoway, determined to visit that
potentate. Setting sail in his pinnace, the Dove, he proceeded up the
Potomac until he reached Pascattoway, where he found the emperor
awaiting his arrival with about five hundred warriors armed with bows,
and prepared to give him a hostile reception. The monarch, however,
being convinced of the pacific intentions of his visitors, laid aside all fear,
went on board the Dove, and gave the English permission to settle
where they pleased.

The name of this emperor is not given, but he seems to have been
the Wannas whose tragical end will presently be mentioned. A later

 

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