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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Narrative of John Pory's travels [Extract]
Pory, John, 1572-1636
Volume 01, Page 5

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[Reprinted from Smith's History of Virginia, Vol. 2, p. 64.]

The obseruations of Master John Pory Secretarie of Virginia in his trauels 1622

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In February also he trauelled to the South River Chawonock some sixtie miles ouer land which he found to be a uery fruitful and pleasant Country, yielding two haruests in a yeere and found much of the silke grasse formerly spoken of Was kindly vsed by the people and so returned.