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1627. Return of Allerton. Agreement with London Adventurers. Formation of
a partnership or purchase. Division of lands. Beaching of a ship bound for
Virginia. Aid given by Bradford and the plantation. Fells' flight. Construc-
tion of pinnace and house at Manomet. Allerton sent to England for Kenne-
bec patent. Letters from the Dutch plantation. Bradford's reply. Hiring of
the trade .3

1628. Results of Allerton's mission. Letters of Sherley. Power of attorney to
English partners. Kennebec patent. Visit from Rasiere. Purchase of wam-
pum and employment with Indians. Wollaston's settlement. Morton's plot
against him. Lord of Misrule. Endecott interferes. Morton's trading in arms
with the Indians. Effects of the practice. Morton arrested and sent to Eng-
land. Arrival of Rogers and his condition. Allerton trades on his own account 32

1629. Arrival of some from the Leyden congregation. Sherley on the migration.
Cost of the passage and problem of caring for the people. Allerton and the
Kennebec patent. Freedom from customs. Return of Morton. Wanted in
England for trial. Writes an abusive book. Allerton's trading, and treatment
of Elder Brewster. Ashley to be trader at the Penobscot. His demands on the
plantation. Willett appointed to be his associate. Allerton's business methods.
The cargo of salt. Allerton sent to England with instructions. Ralph Smith
settles in New Plymouth. Sickness at Salem and mission of Samuel Fuller.

A church established and manner of confirming 62

1630. Ashley better supplied than the plantation. Arrival of Captain Peirce and
fishing vessels. Hatherley and the White Angel. Sherley's letter on the vessel.
Allerton exceeds his instructions. Assurances that the plantation is not con-
cerned in the White Angel. Purpose of the undertakers disclosed. Ashley caught
in trading arms and powder with the I1'oians. Allerton no longer employed by
the plantation. Billington's crime and punishment. Covenant at Charlestown 97

1631. Winslow on Allerton and the White Angel. Allerton's commission retained
by English partners. Sherley's letter of explanation. Question of responsibil-
ity. Allerton's course described in detail. Hatherley'sdeclarationbeforeGover-

nor Winthrop. Allerton's confirmation and Winslow's statement. Confu-
sion in Allerton's accounts. His trading post taken by the French. Disciplined
by the church. French take trading house of New Plymouth. Josiah Winslow,
accountant. Sir Christopher Gardiner and his adventures. Winthrop's letter
and action of the Privy Council 119

1632. Sherley's favoring of Allerton in ship. Hatherley and Peirce have differ-
ences with Allerton. Scattering of the settlement. Duxbury and Green's Har-
bor. Wreck of Peirce's vessel 146

1633. Sherley on Allerton's misfortunes. Roger Williams and his dismission to
Salem. Indians invite a settlement on Connecticut River. Dutch and the
Indians. Infection at New Plymouth. Large shipment of beaver . . .157

1634. A letter from Sherley. Killing of Hocking at Kennebec. Arrest of Alden.
Governor Dudley's letters. Commission for regulating plantations. Massa-
chusetts Bay and the Kennebec affair. Action of English proprietors. Stone
seizes a Plymouth ship at Manhattan. Killing of Stone by the Indians. Pesti-
lence among the Indians on the Connecticut River 174

163 5. Winslow's petition to the Lords Commissioners for Plantations. Opposition
from Gorges and Mason. Winslow questioned on church matters and com-
mitted to the Fleet. Sherley on the White Angel accounts. French take the
trading house of New Plymouth. Attempt to recover it and cause of failure.
Attitude of Massachusetts Bay. Great and destructive storm. Migration
from Massachusetts Bay to the Connecticut. Dispute over rights to land, and
manner of settlement. Glover and Norton 196

1636. Accounts and shipments of beaver. How disposed of by English partners.
Winslow can give no clear statement of accounts. Wreck of shallops going to
the Connecticut. Pequots seek friendship with Massachusetts Bay. Death of
Oldham. Expedition topunish the Indians. Ralph Smith retires from ministry.

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1639. 1640. Grants for new townships. Dispute over boundary of Scituate and
Hingham. The River Charles. Agreement with Massachusetts Bay. Bradford

assigns the lands underpatent. Old comers and purchasers. Bounds of reserved
tracts. Winslow unwilling to go to England. Sherley's offers of a meeting.

1641. Sherley appoints attornies. Manner of settlement of accounts. Charles
Chauncy and his views on baptism. Increase of outlying settlements . . 294

1642. Increase of sin. Explanation offered. Questions from Massachusetts Bay
and reply of Bradford. Opinion of Reyner. Of Partrich. Of Chauncy. Affair

'of Granger. Sherley on the accounts. Form of release. The plantation
wronged. Letters of Andrewes and Sherley 308

1643. Death of Elder Brewster. His career and character. The providence of
God displayed. Confederation of the plantations. Jealousy between Uncas and
Miantunomo. Indians bound over to keep peace. Death of Miantunomo 342

1644. Proposal to remove to Nauset. Loss to the church. Relations with the In-
dians and acts of the Commissioners under the confederation. Narragansetts
dissatisfied. Conditions imposed for peace 367

1645. Special meeting of the Commissioners. Continued trouble between Uncas
and Narragansetts. Levy of armed force. Interpretation of Articles of
Confederation. Messengers sent to Indians. Results of a conference . . . 376

1646. Visit to New Plymouth of Captain Cromwell. Killing of one of his men.
Winslow goes to England to answer Gorton and other complainants. Remains
there 389

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