Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647

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Rutgers University Press, 1952 - History - 448 pages
"For the first time the printed text of Bradford's history has been compared word for word with the original manuscript; for the first time the difficult abbreviations and contractions used by Bradford have been filled out and his archaic and variant spellings made uniform. This edition has a double value: it presents Governor Bradford's text in readable form and it provides contemporary readers with a history of that text and its enduring significance by the historian clearly elect to interpret it"--Inside cover.

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Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford Difficult book to read with broken English but enjoyed the story of how the group formed and headed to the Danes then off to US. Another really good section ... Read full review

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Read William Bradford's first hand account of the Pilgrims. Nothing beats reading the source documents to find out what really happened in history. This is a challenging read and some years at Thanksgiving we just read excerpts from it. Available for free in e-book format. Read full review

Contents

THE FIRST BOOK
xxviii
The Separatist Interpretation of the Reforma
3
Of their Departure into Holland and their
11
Showing the Reasons and Causes of Their
23
Concerning the Agreements and Articles
36
Of their Departure from Leyden and other
47
Showing how they Sought out a Place
64
Anno Domini 1625 165
76
Connecticut River 280 Another Failure
284
Anno Domini 1637
294
Anno Domini 1639 and Anno Domini 1640
304
Anno Domini 1641
312
Anno Domini 1643
324
New England Confederation and
330
Anno Domini 1645
339
Anno Domini 1646
345

The Remainder of Anno 1620 75 XI The Remainder of Anno 1620
79
Anno 162 1
85
Mr Westons Letter 93 Bradfords Reply
96
Food but More Mouths to Feed 100 Letters
111
Anno Domini 1624
140
brings Cattle and Letters 141 Objections
163
Anno Domini 1626
179
and Rescue of the Virginians 189 Trading
194
Pastor and Salem Forms a Church
222
Anno Domini 1631
237
Anno Domini 1632
250
Anno Domini 1634
262
Bradfords Late Observation Worthy to
351
Correspondence of June 1620 between
360
Rev John Robinsons Farewell Letters to John
367
Rev John Robinson to
376
and Others 16271635
381
Governor Winthrops Letters on the Pequot
394
Opinions of Three Ministers on Unnatural Vice
404
Conclusion of Business with London Partners
414
Official Documents
421
Treaty between the Confederation
437
INDEX AND FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS follow page
448

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