Excerpt from The Pilgrims A Story of MassachusettsThis volume is designed to cover the history of New England, in the form of a story, from 1620 to 1644, the period at which the New England colonies formed their first confederation for mutual protection Mathew Stevens, a youth born at St Augustine of Spanish and French parents, had been abducted and carried to England, in the year 1586, by Sir Francis Drake, and was there pur chased by Mr John Robinson, who had compas sion on the child, and brought him up in the fear of the Lord Thus Mathew Stevens mattheo Estevan , though born of a Catholic father, became an English Puritan By transferring the Estevan family from Florida to England, they are changed from Spanish to English, without breaking the lineal descent from the first youth who sailed with Columbus to Mathew Stevens the young Puritan.His romantic adventures and singular love affair form the chief groundwork for this story.In order that the reader may have a better idea of the Pilgrims and their peculiar persecutions, the story Opens with their flight into Holland Just a glimpse of their life in Leyden is given, and they are hastened on board the May ower, where will be found as full and accurate an account of their memorable voyage as can be given without weary ing one with useless detail Though the Pilgrims and the colony of Massachusetts form the main features of the story, it embraces the history of North America from the time at which the novel Pocahontas left off, to the year when the col onies of New England were united.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Free Read [ The Pilgrims: A Story of Massachusetts (Classic Reprint) ] Author [ John R. Musick ] – bluevapours.co.uk
John Roy Musick was an American historical author and poet He also wrote under the pseudonyms Benjamin Broadaxe Broadax, Ebenezer Slypole, and Don Jenardo.He earned a Bachelor of Scientific Didactics from the First District Normal School in 1874 After teaching a term, he started legal studies and in 1876 he passed the Bar exam and took up the practice of law In 1882 he abandoned his legal career to become a full time writer.
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- The Pilgrims: A Story of Massachusetts (Classic Reprint)
- John R. Musick
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