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Chief of the Pilgrims, or, The life and time of William Brewster - ruling elder of the Pilgrim company that founded New Plymouth, the parent colony of New England, in 1620 (1857) (14595249128)

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Chief of the Pilgrims, or, The life and time of William Brewster - ruling elder of the Pilgrim company that founded New Plymouth, the parent colony of New England, in 1620 (1857) (14595249128)

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Identifier: chiefofpilgrimso00stee (find matches)
Title: Chief of the Pilgrims, or, The life and time of William Brewster : ruling elder of the Pilgrim company that founded New Plymouth, the parent colony of New England, in 1620
Year: 1857 (1850s)
Authors: Steele, Ashbel, b. 1796
Subjects: Brewster, William, 1566 or 7-1644 Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony) Massachusetts -- History New Plymouth, 1620-1691
Publisher: Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN



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y ;How love should keep their memories bright. How wide a realm their sons should sway.—Bryant. We left the last exploring f)arty on the littleislet, afterwards named Clarks Island. On thenext day, sounding the harbor into which theyhad entered with so much peril, and finding itfitted for shipping, they landed on the main shoreof the inner bay. It was on the llth of December, old style, or the2\st, new style—a day since made memorable fromthat event in the annals of New England. Examining the main shore, they judged it to besuitable for their settlement, the best that theycould find, and which the advanced season andtheir present necessities made them glad to accept.Heturning, therefore, across the broad bay, theybrought to their companions the encouraging newsof their discovery. And now all were again on board of tlie May-flower, in the harbor of Cape Cod. The report ofthis last exploring expedition was received. Itbrought comfort to all the pilgrim company. But I Y\\V ?\i^W YjKK
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TUE PILGRIMS ARRIVE IN rLYMOUTII BAY. 211 sorrow had also come to the heart of at least oneof those brave explorers. The wife of AVilliamBradford, soon after his departure on this expedition, had fallen overboard, and was drowned. Twoothers also had been taken fi-om the emigrantcompany. Prompt to act on the information received, onthe 15th of the month (old style), they weighedanchor, and the ship was under sail for theirnewly discovered port; but, before arriving, ad-verse winds forced them back. The next day, Saturday the 16th, they sailedagain, and ere night they were in their intendedhaven. It was just five weeks from the day oftheir arrival and the signing of their compact inthe harbor of the Cape. And to them what aperiod of anxiety, of trial of faith, and of enduringeffort, had these last five weeks been! Now arrived, and safely moored in their newlocation, they saw around them a bay, hook-shaped,and larger than that at the Cape, which they hadjust left, and in it two fair isla

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