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" Upon the hill they have a large square house, with a flat roof, made of thick sawn planks, stayed with oak beams, upon the top of which they have six cannons, which shoot iron balls of four and five pounds, and command the surrounding country. The lower... "
History of Plymouth Plantation - Page 125
by William Bradford - 1856 - 476 pages
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History of Plymouth County, Massachusetts: With Biographical ..., Part 1

Duane Hamilton Hurd - Plymouth County (Mass.) - 1884 - 1199 pages
...with oak beams, upon the top of which they have six cannons, which shoot iron balls of four and five pounds and command the surrounding country. The lower part they use for their church, where they prcuch on Sundays and the usual holidays. They assemble by beat of drum each with his musket or firelock...
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History of the Town of Plymouth: With a Sketch of the Origin and Growth of ...

William Thomas Davis - Massachusetts - 1885 - 188 pages
...with oak beams, upon the top of which they have six cannons, which shoot iron balls of four and five pounds and command the surrounding country. The lower...assemble by beat of drum each with his musket or firelock iu front of the captain's door ; they have their cloaks on and place themselves in order three abreast,...
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History of the Town of Plymouth

William Thomas Davis - Massachusetts - 1885 - 184 pages
...with oak beams, upon the top of which they have six cannons, which shoot iron balls of four and five pounds and command the surrounding country. The lower...part they use for their church, where they preach on Sun- : •days and the usual holidays. They assemble by beat of drum each with his musket or firelock...
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King's Handbook of Boston Harbor

Moses Foster Sweetser - Boston (Mass.) - 1888 - 302 pages
...vigilant sentinels. De Rasiere, who visited the colony in 1627, thus described their church-going: " The lower part they use for their church, where they...of the captain's door ; they have their cloaks on arid place themselves in order there abreast, and are led by a sergeant without beat of drum. Behind...
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The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science

Johns Hopkins University - History - 1888
...were the Pilgrims Imbued with the martial spirit that they actually marched to church, assembling " by beat of drum, each with his musket or firelock, in front of the captain's door." They marched up Fort Uill throe abreast. " Behind comes the Governor, in a long robe; beside him, on the...
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THE STORY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

CHARLES BURR TODD - 1890
...customs of its people. Among other pleasant details he tells us how the Pilgrims attended church. " They assemble by beat of drum, each with his musket or firelock, in front of the captain's (Miles Standish's) door ; they have their cloaks on, and place themselves in order, three abreast,...
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Proceedings

New England Society in the City of Brooklyn - 1891
...upon the top of which they have six cannons with short iron balls of four or five pounds, and commands the surrounding country. The lower part they use for...church, where they preach on Sundays and the usual holy days. They assemble by beat of drum, each with his musket or firelock, in front of the Captain's...
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The Pilgrims: A Story of Massachusetts

John Roy Musick - Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony) - 1893 - 368 pages
...beams ; upon the top of which they have six cannon, which shoot balls of four or five pounds weight, and command the surrounding country. The lower part they use for their church, where they preach on Sunday and the usual holidays. " Such was the capital of the English colony, only six years after the...
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A History of the Congregational Churches in the United States

Williston Walker - Congregational churches - 1894 - 451 pages
...with oak beams, upon the top of which they have six cannons, which shoot iron balls of four and li\u pounds, and command the surrounding country. The lower...his musket or firelock, in front of the captain's [Myles Standish's] door ; they have their cloaks on, and place themselves in order, three abreast,...
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Historic Pilgrimages in New England: Among Landmarks of Pilgrim and Puritan ...

Edwin Monroe Bacon - Electronic book - 1898 - 475 pages
...with oak beams, upon the tip of which they have six cannon, which shoot iron balls of four and five pounds, and command the surrounding country. The lower...where they preach on Sundays and the usual holidays.' " De Basieres gives this quaint and graphic picture of the procession to the Sunday service : • They...
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