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The Honour of the action is double: for first it tends to the honour of God in propagating of Religion; so as by this meanes that countrey which hitherto has only served as a den for wilde beasts, shal not only be repleat with Christian inhabitants, but the Savages who live in the adjoining continent of America (amongst whom not so much as the name of Chrost has ever yet beene heard) may in time be reduced to Civilitie and Religion. . . .
The Lawfulnesse of the cause, will be made plaine by this: in as much as it cannot be proved, that any part of that country . . . hath ever yet been inhabited either by Christian or Infidell.