Indian Battles; With Incidents in the Early History of New England

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 278 pages
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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. MISCELLANEOUS. In the year 1614, Capt. John Smith, with two ships, vi> sited our shores, and traded with the Indians. After his return to London, he drew a plan of the country, and called it New England. This was the origin of the name. Thomas Hunt commanded one of the ships under Capt. Smith. When Smith sailed for England, he left Hunt to procure a cargo, and proceed to Spain. He most inhumanly decoyed twenty Indians on board, at Patuxet, one of whom was named Squanto, and seven at Nauset, carried them to Malaga, and sold them at twenty pounds a man. Smith indignantly reprobated the base conduct of Hunt. Many of these helpless captives, it seems, were rescued from slavery by the benevolent interposition of some of the monks in Malaga. One birth, and one death, occurred on board the Mayflower, while on her passage. The child that was born, was named Oceanus. The name of the one who died, was William Button, a youth. Before leaving the Mayflower, our forefathers drew up and signed the following instrument. 'In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread sovereign Lord King James, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, king, defender of the faith, &c. "Having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the christian faith, and the honor of our king and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do, by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of .God, and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid, and, by virtue hereof, do enact, constitute and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitution...

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