Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation, 1606-1646, Volume 10 (Google eBook)

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1908 - Massachusetts - 435 pages
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Preface Admited Pariot. Bradford's personal tale laying dormant for almost 300 years! And then we get 435 pages of first person American History, Why is this not the most important American Journal written? It may be because it describes an America ( the first 40 years) that is not known to modern, liberal historians.  

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Page 154 - And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live.
Page 128 - Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God...
Page 94 - And for the season it was winter; and they that know the winters of that country know them to be sharp and violent...
Page 94 - And no marvel if they were thus joyful, seeing wise Seneca was so affected with sailing a few miles on the coast of...
Page 108 - ... tooles that were stolen away before, and made way for the coming of their great Sachem, called Massasoyt; who, about 4. or 5. days after, came with the cheefe of his freinds and other attendance, with the aforesaid Squanto. With whom, after frendly entertainment, and some gifts given him, they made a peace with him (which hath now continued this 24. years) in these terms.
Page 106 - Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid...
Page 170 - Concerning the killing of those poor Indians, of which we heard at first by report, and since by more certain relation. Oh, how happy a thing had it been, if you had converted some, before you had killed any; besides where blood is once begun to be shed, it is seldom staunched of a long time after.
Page 106 - And of these, in the time of most distress, there was but six or seven sound persons who to their great commendations, be it spoken, spared no pains night nor day, but with abundance of toil and hazard of their own health, fetched them wood, made them fires, dressed them meat, made their beds, washed their loathsome clothes, clothed and unclothed them.
Page 106 - ... offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we have...
Page 236 - Indian women for their consorts, dancing and frisking together like so many fairies, or furies, rather; and worse practices. As if they had anew revived and celebrated the feasts of the Roman goddess Flora, or the beastly practices of the mad Bacchanalians.

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