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Drake's Great Armada
Walter Biggs

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DRAKE'S GREAT ARMADA 

NARRATIVE MAINLY BY CAPTAIN WALTER BIGGS 

A Summary and True Discourse of Sir Francis Drake's West Indian
Voyage, begun in the year 1585.  Wherein were taken the cities of
Santiago, Santo Domingo, Carthagena, and the town of St.  Augustine, in
Florida.  Published by Master Thomas Cates. 

This worthy knight, for the service of his prince and country, having
prepared his whole fleet, and gotten them down to Plymouth, in
Devonshire, to the number of five and twenty sail of ships and
pinnaces, and having assembled of soldiers and mariners to the number
of 2,300 in the whole, embarked them and himself at Plymouth
aforesaid, the 12th day of September, 1585, being accompanied with
these men of name and charge which hereafter follow: Master
Christopher Carlile, Lieutenant-General, a man of long experience in
the wars as well by sea as land, who had formerly carried high offices
in both kinds in many fights, which he discharged always very happily,

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