9780486452609

Of Plymouth Plantation

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486452609

  • ISBN10:

    0486452603

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-12-01
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

The most important and influential source of information about Plymouth, this landmark account was written by the colony's governor. It vividly documents the Pilgrims' first stop in Holland, their harrowing transatlantic crossing, the first harsh winter in the new land, and the help from Native Americans that saved their lives.

Table of Contents

Book I 1608-1620.
Persecution and Flight from England
Settlement in Holland
Passage to England and Voyage to America
Landing at Cape Cod and New Plymouth
I.
1
Suppression of Religious Liberty in England
First Cause of the Foundation of the New Plymouth Settlement
II.
6
Flight to Holland (Amsterdam and Leyden): 1607-1608
III.
8
Settlement at Leyden: 1609-1620
IV.
12
Reasons which led the Congregation at Leyden to Decide upon Settlement in America
V.
15
Decision to make New England the place of Settlement in preference to Guiana or Virginia
Endeavour to obtain a Patent from the King of England: 1617-1620
VI.
22
Agreement between the Congregation at Leyden and the Merchants and Adventurers in London for the accomplishment of the Settlement in New England: 1620
VII.
32
Departure from Leyden
Arrival and Preparations at Southampton
Letter of Farewell from John Robinson to the whole party of Pilgrims: July and August, 1620
VIII.
38
Departure from Southampton, and Delay of both Ships at Dartmouth and Plymouth: August and September, 1620
IX.
41
The Mayflower sails from Plymouth
Voyage
Arrival at Cape Cod: September
November, 1620
X.
44
The Pilgrims seek a Site for their Settlement, and discover the Harbour of New Plymouth: November
December, 1620
Book II 1620-1646.
History of the Settlement at New Plymouth
I.
49
Deed of Government drawn up
Death of half their number
Squanto
Compact with the Indians
Captain Dermer's description of New Plymouth: 1620
II.
54
The Mayflower returns
Death of John Carver
William Bradford, Governor
Trade with the Massachusetts
The First Marriage
Friendship with Massasoyt confirmed Hobbamok
Expedition against Corbitant
The First Harvest
Arrival of Robert Cushman with 35 settlers
Fortune returns, laden
The Narragansetts' challenge
Christmas Day: 1621
III.
62
Weston abandons the Settlement
Dissensions among the Adventurers in England
Weston's plan for a Colony, and arrival of Sixty Settlers for it
News from Captain Huddleston of massacre in Virginia
Fort built at New Plymouth
Death of Squanto
Weston's Colony in difficulties: 1622
IV.
73
Rescue of Weston's Settlement
Weston arrives at New Plymouth
His reception and ingratitude
Individual planting of corn substituted for communal
Hardships John Pierce and the Patent
Sixty new Settlers
Compact between the Colony and private Settlers
Captain Robert Gorges, Governor-General of New England
Weston charged and arrested
Fire at New Plymouth: Storehouse threatened: 1623
V.
87
Changes in form of Government
Pinnace wrecked
Private Settlers make trouble
Winslow returns from England with the first Cattle
Faction among Adventurers in England
Objections of the Colony's opponents
Letters from John Robinson
Opposition to sending the Leyden people
One acre apportioned for permanent holding to each Settler
Ship-building and Salt-making Trouble with Lyford and Oldham
Pinnace salvaged and rigged: 1624
VI.
105
Oldham and Lyford expelled
Lyford's Past
Reply of Settlement to Adventurers' Charges
Support from friendly group of Adventurers
Loss of two ship-loads of cargo
Captain Standish in England: 1625
VII.
112
Standish returns from England
Death of John Robinson and Robert Cushman
Purchase of trading goods at Monhegan
Isaac Allerton goes to England Small ship built: 1626
VIII.
115
Allerton brings back Proposed Composition between Adventurers in England and the Settlement
Division of land and live-stock among the Colonists
Hospitality given to Fells-Sibsie Settlers
Pinnace and Depot at Manomet Allerton returns to England
Greetings between Dutch Colony at New Amsterdam and Plymouth Settlement
Leading Colonists become responsible for purchase of Adventurers' shares in England and buy rights of the Settlements' trading from the general body of Colonists for six years: 1627
IX.
124
Allerton in England negotiates partnership between leading New Plymouth colonists and some of the previous London adventurers
Patent for Kennebec River procured
Further Dutch intercourse
Trade in Wampum begun
Troubles with Morton in Massachusetts
John Endicott's arrival
Morton trades guns and ammunition to the Indians
Morton apprehended
Troubles begin with Isaac Allerton: 1628
X.
133
Arrival of the Leyden people
Allerton in England tries to get the Kennebec Patent enlarged
Morton's return
Further trouble with Allerton
The partnership with Ashley
The Penobscot trading-house
Purchase of a fishing-ship suggested
John Endicott at Salem The Church at Salem: 1629
XI.
143
Ashley's beginnings
Arrival of Hatherley on the Friendship and Allerton on the White Angel
Hatherley examines the affairs of the Colony
Failure of Allerton's fishing voyage on the White Angel
Ashley apprehended and sent to England
Discharge of Allerton from his Agency
The first Execution
Day of Humiliation appointed for Boston, Salem, Charlestown, and New Plymouth: 1630
XII.
149
Mr. Winslow in England about the White Angel and Friendship accounts
The White Angel let out to Allerton
Allerton's extravagance as agent
Josias Winslow sent from England as accountant
Penobscot robbed by the French
Sir Christopher Gardiner in New England
The Order of the Privy Council about New England: 1631
XIII.
159
Sale of the White Angel to Allerton
The White Angel sold in Spain
Hatherley settles in New England
Rapid increase of the Colonists' Prosperity
Divisions in the Church of New Plymouth
Wreck of William Pierce in the Lyon: 1632
XIV.
162
Trouble about the accounts of the partnership
Roger Williams
Establishment of a trading house on the Connecticut River
Trouble with the Dutch there
Fever at New Plymouth
Scourge of Flies: 1633
XV.
167
Hocking Shot at Kennebec
Lord Say and the Settlement at Piscataqua
Mr. Alden imprisoned at Boston
The case of Hocking submitted to a Tribunal of the combined Colonies
Captain Stone and the Dutch Governor
Stone killed by Indians
Smallpox among the Indians: 1634
XVI.
173
Edward Winslow in England
Petition to the Commissioners for the Colonies in America
Winslow imprisoned
The London partners withhold the accounts of the partnership
The French capture the trading-house at Penobscot
Attack on the French fails
Phenomenal Hurricane
Settlement of people from Massachusetts on the Connecticut River
Mr. Norton minister at New Plymouth: 1635
XVII.
181
Consignments of Fur to England
The plague in London
Disorganization of the accounts
Dispute between the London partners
The Pequot Indians get unruly
Oldham killed
John Raynor minister: 1636
XVIII.
186
The war with the Pequot Indians
Co-operation between the Colonies
The Narragansett Indians allies of the English
The Pequot Fort attacked and taken
The Pequots routed and subdued
The Narragansett Indians jealous of the Monhiggs under Uncas
James Sherley discharged from his agency in London: 1637
XIX.
193
Trial of three Murders
Rise in value of Livestock
Earthquake: 1638
XX.
196
Settlement of boundaries between New Plymouth and Massachusetts
First steps towards winding up the partnership by a composition: 1639-1640
XXI.
200
Further steps towards the Composition between the London and New Plymouth partners
Dispute with Rev. Charles Chauncey about Baptism
Fall in value of livestock
Many leading men of New Plymouth move from town: 1641
XXII.
204
Conclusion of Composition between London and New Plymouth partners: 1642
XXIII.
206
Death of Mr. William Brewster
His Career
Remarkable longevity of the principal men among the Pilgrims
Confederation of the United Colonies of New England
War between the Narragansetts and Monhiggs
Uncas permitted by the English to execute Miantinomo: 1643
XXIV.
214
Suggested removal of the Church of New Plymouth to Nauset
The Narragansetts continue their attack on Uncas and the Monhiggs
Truce arranged by the English: 1644
XXV.
216
The Narragansetts renew their attack on Uncas and threaten the English
Preparation for War by the Colonies
Declaration of War by the English
Peace arranged and General Treaty signed by the United Colonies of New England and the Narragansetts and Byanticks: 1645
XXVI.
222
Captain Thomas Cromwell settles in Massachusetts
His death
Edward Winslow's long stay in England: 1646

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