The journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth (1848)

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PART I,

JOURNAL OF THE PILGRIMS 1-110
PART II.

HISTORICAL AND LOCAL ILLUSTRATIONS.
CHAPTER I.

Principles, Providences, Persons — The Colony of Principle and the
Colony of Gain Ill

CHAPTER
The Virginia Company, and the Merchant Adventurers . . . 117

CHAPTER III.

The Merchant Adventurers — Articles of Agreement for the transporta-
tion of the Pilgrims ; otherwise the Copartnership — Dissolution
of the Company 123

CHAPTER IV.

The Pilgrim Church in England, and the first church compact . .134

CHAPTER V.

Comparison of God's Preparatory Providences 140

CHAPTER vt.

The Pilgrim Church at Leyden, and the Pastor Robinson— The Vine
brought out of Egypt, but not yet planted in the Wilderness . . 14 7

CONTENTS.

The first New England and their Elder, Mr. Brewster— The Vine brought out and planted 163

CHAPTER vm.

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 . 185

CHAPTER IX.

The First Civil Compact — Toleration, Connivance, Liberty of Con-
science — Foundation of the State — Repetition of the free Covenants 195

CHAPTER X.

The first Settlement, following the first Compact — Discovery of Ply-
mouth—The Harbor, the Localities, the Associations — Plymouth
Rock, and the beauty of the hightide scenery ... 205

CHAPTER 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 212

CHAPTER XU.

The Life, Character, and Administration, of Governor Bradford . .219

CHAPTER XIII.

The first New England Sabbath 239

CHAPTER XIV.

The first New England Meeting-House 250

CHAPTER XV.

The first Deaths and Burials 260

CHAPTER XVI.
The first Fast and Thanksgiving — Remarkable instance of the Divine
Interposition in answer to prayer 274

CHAPTER xvn.

The first New England Council, Church Organization, and Ordination 2S9

CONTENTS. IX

CHAPTER XVIII. PAO«

The first attempt at Schism — Recalcitration of the Establishment . 300

CHAPTER XIX.

Slanders against 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 . 310

CHAPTER XX.

The first imposition of a Minister, and the character and end of the
man and the effort — Conspiracy of Lyford and Oldham— Energy
and prudence of the Governor 321

CHAPTER XXI.

The first civil ofl^ence and punishment— Mildness, forbearance, self-
respect, and kindness of the Pilgrims — The first murderer and his
end — Their views of Capital Punishment for Mur

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