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The Mayflower and Her Log

July 15, 1620-May 6, 1621

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Author: Azel Ames
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 92,699 / 282 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.2
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 729
Added to site: 2006.10.08
mnybks.net#: 14914
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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h in New England, etc. G. Mourt, London, 1622. Undoubtedly the joint product of Bradford and Winslow, and sent to George Morton at London for publication. Bradford says (op, cit. p. 120): "Many other smaler maters I omite, sundrie of them having been already published, in a Jurnall made by one of ye company," etc. From this it would appear that Mourt's Relation was his work, which it doubtless principally was, though Winslow performed an honorable part, as "Mourt's" introduction and other data prove.]

He might have truthfully added that they nowhere appear in any of the letters of the "exodus" period, whether from Carver, Robinson, Cushman, or Weston; or in the later publications of Window; or in fact of any contemporaneous writer. It is not strange, therefore, that the Rev. Mr. Blaxland, the able author of the "Mayflower Essays," should have asked for the authority for the names assigned to the two Pilgrim ships of 1620.

It seems to be the fact, as noted by Arber, that the earliest authentic ev

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