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LIBRARY
NOV 14 1903

COPYRIGHT, 1912

BY THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Published November 1912

Contents

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's declaration before Gover-

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

1635. 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

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from England. Shipments and payments made. High price of cattle and corn.

Earthquake

263

1639. 1640. Grants for new townships. Dispute over boundary of Scituate and

Hingham. The River Charles. Agreement with Massachusetts Bay. Bradford

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assigns the lands under patent. Old comers and purchasers. Bounds of reserved
tracts. Winslow unwilling to go to England. Sherley's offers of a meeting.
Fall in the price of cattle.

274
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

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

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

1647. 1648

· 395

PASSENGERS OF THE MAYFLOWER

· 397

THE BRADFORD MANUSCRIPTS

413

INDEX

423

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