Chronicles of the Pilgrim Fathers
Containing an authentic history of the Pilgrim Fathers, who planted the Colony of Plymouth in Massachusetts, Chronicles of the Pilgrim Fathers documents Govenor William Bradford's history of the Plymouth Colony.From the Pilgrim's congregational origin in 1602, including a thorough history of Pilgrim's rise in the north of England to their residence in Holland, it charts the factors that led to their migration to the wilderness of the North American Continent and the measures they undertook to transport themselves to The New World.AUTHOR BIO: Chronicles of the Pilgrim Fathers of the Colony of Plymouth, from 1602 to 1625; Now First Collected from Original Records and Contemporaneous Printed Documents, Illustrated with Notes by Alexander Young, 1800-1854, is collection of original documents detailing the history of the American Pilgrims and the Plymouth Plantation. The North American Review hails this collection as "exceedingly praiseworthy" and "an important addition to the historical library of America."
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Page 10 - Lastly (and which was not least), a great hope and inward zeal they had of laying some good foundation, or at least to make some way thereunto, for the propagating and advancing the gospel of the kingdom of Christ in those remote parts of the world; yea, though they should be but even as stepping-stones unto others for the performing of so great a work.
Page 23 - Faith, etc., having undertaken, for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith, and 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 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 23 - ... into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid ; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions and 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...
Page 23 - 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 to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and 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...