Mourt's Relation Or Journal of the Plantation at Plymouth (Google eBook)

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John Kimball Wiggin, 1865 - Massachusetts - 176 pages
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Page 6 - In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the loyall subjects of our dread soveraigne lord, King James, by the grace of God, of Great Britaine, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, etc...
Page 107 - He laid us on the bed with himself and his wife, they at the one end and we at the other, it being only planks laid a foot from the ground and a thin mat upon them. Two more of his chief men, for want of room, pressed by and upon us; so that we were worse weary of our lodging than of our journey.
Page xlvi - ... glorious ordinance of the Lord. But you know better things, and that the image of the Lord's power and authority, which the magistrate beareth, is honourable, in how mean persons soever.
Page 132 - There is a fish (by some called shadds, by some, allizes) that at the spring of the yeare passe up the rivers to spawn in the pond, and are taken in such multitudes in every river that hath a pond at the end that the inhabitants doung their ground with them.
Page 22 - We were in suspense what to do with it and the kettle, and at length after much consultation, we concluded to take the kettle, and as much of the corn as we could carry away with us; and when our shallop came, if we could find any of the people and come to parley with them, we would give them the kettle again and satisfy them for their corn.
Page 78 - ... plantation two great wolves ran after the dog ; the dog ran to him and betwixt his legs for succour. He had nothing in his hand, but took up a stick and threw at one of them and hit him, and they presently ran both away, but came again. He got a pale-board in his hand ; and they sat both on their tails grinning at him a good while ; and went their way and left him.
Page 22 - So we took all the ears, and put a good deal of the loose corn in the kettle, for two men to bring away on a staff. Besides, they that could put any into their pockets, filled the same. The rest we buried again ; for we were so laden with armor that we could carry no more.
Page 29 - We landed our men between the two creeks and marched some four or five miles by the greater of them, and the shallop followed us. At length, night grew on; and our men were tired with marching up and down the steep hills and deep valleys...
Page xlvi - Sundry other things of importance I could put you in mind of, and of those before mentioned in more words. But I will not so far wrong your godly minds as to think you heedless of these things ; there being also divers among you so well able to admonish both themselves and others of what concerneth them.
Page 64 - After our landing and viewing of the places, so well as we could, we came to a conclusion, by most voyces, to set on the maine Land, on the first place, on an high ground, where there is a great deale of Land cleared, and hath beene planted with Corne three or four yeares agoe...

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