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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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The Making of Urban America: A History of City Planning in the United States

John William Reps - Architecture - 1965 - 574 pages
...with oak beams, upon the top of which they have six cannon, which shoot iron balls of four and five pounds, and command the surrounding country. The lower part they use for their church. . . ."* The view in Figure 67 is a modern conjectural sketch of how Plymouth must have looked toward...
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Encyclopedia of Percussion

John Beck - Music - 1995 - 436 pages
...drums. By 1627 the drum had migrated to the New World. It was noted in New Plymouth, Massachusetts, that "they assemble by beat of drum, each with his musket or firelock, in front of the captain's door."25 In 1636 at Cambridge, Massachusetts, Edward Johnson said, [they] "had as yet no bell to call...
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William Bradford: Rock of Plymouth

Kieran Doherty - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1999 - 192 pages
...on a typical Sabbath when the Pilgrim Fathers and their families gathered for services in the fort. They assemble by beat of drum, each with his musket or firelock . . . ; they have their cloaks on, and place themselves in order, three abreast, and are led by a sergeant....
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Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

Nathaniel Philbrick - History - 2006 - 461 pages
...Standish's influence continued to be: A German-made rapier attributed to Miles Standish They assembled by beat of drum, each with his musket or firelock, in front of the captains door; they have their cloaks on, and place themselves in order, three abreast, and are led...
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Putnam's Monthly, Volume 9

1857
...it was said, entered the top of which thny have six cannons, which shoot iron balls of four or five pounds, and command the surrounding country. The lower...on Sundays and the usual holidays. They assemble by boat of drum, each with his musket and firelock, in front of the captain's door;" they hare thoir cloaks...
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