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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth.
New York, J. Wiley, 1848
|All Authors / Contributors:||
William Bradford; Edward Winslow; Robert Cushman; John Robinson; George B Cheever
|Notes:||Includes a reprint of the original t.p.: A relation or iournall of the beginning and proceedings of the English plantation setled at Pilmoth in New England, by certaine English aduenturers both merchants and others ... London, Printed for I. Bellamie, and are to be sold at his shop at the Two greyhounds in Cornhill neere the Royall exchange. 1622.
"To the reader" (p. -) signed; G. Movrt.
The main part of the narrative was probably written by William Bradford and Edward Winslow. G. Mourt (George Morton?) by whose name the relation is commonly known, seems to have had no other connection with it than that of writing the preface and giving the book to the press. cf. Young, A. Chronicles of the Pilgrim fathers, Boston, 1841, p. -249.
"Certaine vsefvl advertisements sent in a letter written by a discreete friend vnto the planters in New England, at thier first setting saile from Sounthampton" (p. -) signed: I.R. [John Robinson].
"A letter sent from New-England to a friend in these parts, setting forth a briefe and true declaration of the worth of that plantation" (p. -98) signed: E.W. [Edward Winslow].
"Reasons & considerations touching the lawfulnesse of remouing out of England into the parts of America" (p. -108) signed: R.C. [Robert Cushman].
|Description:||xi, pages, 1 leaf, -369 pages 20 cm|
|Contents:||Part I: Journal of the Pilgrims --
Part II: Historical and local illustrations --
I. Principles, providences, persons --
the colony or principle and the colony of gain --
II. The Virginia Company, and the merchant adventurers --
III. The merchant adventurers --
articles of agreement for the transportation of the Pilgrims; otherwise the copartnership --
dissolution of the company --
IV. The Pilgrim Church in England, and the first church compact --
V. Comparison of God's preparatory providences --
VI. The Pilgrim Church at Leyden, and the Pastor Robinson --
the vine brought out of Egypt, but not yet planted in the wilderness --
VII. The first New England Church, and their elder, Mr. Brewster --
the vine brought out and planted --
VIII. Congregational constitution of the Pilgrim Church --
correspondence of Brewster and Robinson with the council in England as to their principles --
Comparison of Congregationalism and Hierarchism --
IX. The first civil compact --
toleration, connivance, liberty of conscience --
foundation of the state --
repetition of the free covenants --
X. The first settlement, following the first compact --
discovery of Plymouth --
The harbor, the localities, the associations --
Plymouth Rock, and the beauty of the hightide scenery --
XI. Instructive discipline of the Pilgrim Church at Amsterdam --
Original order and beauty of the churches there --
Evils of dissension and of minute church legislation --
the forbearing and kindly spirit of the Pilgrim Church --
XII. The life, character, and administration, of Governor Bradford --
XIII. The first New England sabbath --
XIV. The first New England meeting house --
XV. The first deaths and burials --
XVI. The first fast and Thanksgiving --
remarkable instance of the divine interposition in answer to prayer --
XVII. The first New England council, church organization and ordination --
XVIII. The first attempt at schism --
recalcitration of the establishment --
XIX. Slanders agaisnt the colony --
Laud's high commission to overturn its church and government --
the case of Mr. Winslow's imprisonment --
the case of Mr. Endicott, and the Red Royal Ensign --
XX. The first imposition of a minister, and the character and end of the man and the conspiracy of Lyford and Oldham --
energy and prudence of the governor --
XXI. The first civil offence and punishment --
mildness, forbearance, self-respect, and kindness of the Pilgrims --
the first murderer and his end --
their views of capital punishment for murder --
the greatness and wisdom of their legal reforms --
XXII. The first town meeting --
providential discipline and development of freedom --
XXIII. Governor Bradford's letter book --
XXIV. The antiquities of Plymouth --
the houses and armor of the Pilgrims --
description of their mode of public worship.
|Other Titles:||Mourt's relation.|
|Responsibility:||With historical and local illustrations of providences, principles, and persons: by George B. Cheever, D.D.|