Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'

From the Original Manuscript. With a Report of the Proceedings Incident to the Return of the Manuscript to Massachusetts

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Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 174,935 / 492 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 32.7
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Added to site: 2008.03.30
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Genre: History

To many people the return of the Bradford Manuscript is a fresh discovery of colonial history. By very many it has been called, incorrectly, the log of the

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ord, the following order was adopted:--

Whereas, In the presence of the Senate and of the House of Representatives in joint convention assembled, and in accordance with a decree of the Consistorial and Episcopal Court of London, the manuscript of Bradford's "History of the Plimouth Plantation" has this day been delivered to His Excellency the Governor of the Commonwealth by the Honorable Thomas F. Bayard, lately Ambassador of the United States at the Court of St. James's; and

Whereas, His Excellency the Governor has accepted the said manuscript in behalf of the Commonwealth; therefore, be it

Ordered, That the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts place on record their high appreciation of the generous and gracious courtesy that prompted this act of international good-will, and express their grateful thanks to all concerned therein, and especially to the Lord Bishop of London, for the return to the Commonwealth of this preci

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