Plymouth Colony


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Plymouth Colony

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(Historical Terms) the Puritan colony founded by the Pilgrim Fathers in SE Massachusetts (1620). See also Mayflower
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Noun1.Plymouth Colony - colony formed by the Pilgrims when they arrived at Plymouth Rock in 1620Plymouth Colony - colony formed by the Pilgrims when they arrived at Plymouth Rock in 1620; it was absorbed into the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691
Plymouth - a town in Massachusetts founded by Pilgrims in 1620
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Let us humbly hope that the fathers of the Plymouth Colony will then appear in the whiteness of innocence.
By driving the founders of the Plymouth Colony into exile, it constrained them to absolute separation irreconcilable.
When Winslow, afterward governor of the Plymouth Colony, went with a companion on a visit of ceremony to Massasoit on foot through the woods, and arrived tired and hungry at his lodge, they were well received by the king, but nothing was said about eating that day.
For instance, the notorious Thomas Morton, who set up in1624 the so-called "Ma-re Mount" (Merrymount) colony (71-2) at what is today called Quincy outside Boston but, for his scandalous behaviour and lax Puritanism, got into trouble with what he called "the Separatists" (73) that is, the Plymouth colony, called New England "New English Canaan" or "New Canaan", evoking the Biblical Canaan flowing with milk and honey:
Whether at Plymouth Colony, Normandy's beaches, Birmingham's streets, or Tranquility Base, they took small steps so that succeeding generations could enjoy giant leaps forward.
In 1621, there was a feast lasting three days attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony - in what is now the State of Massachusetts.
The Pilgrim Chronicles: An Eyewitness History of the Pilgrims and the Founding of Plymouth Colony offers a complete story of the Pilgrims and their journey, the origins of their Thanksgiving feast, and tells of a search for peace, faith, and a new home.
The extracts below are taken from "Of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647'' by William Bradford, who was five times governor of Plymouth Colony, and who chronicled the lives, triumphs and tragedies of early New England.
The holiday began in 1621 when the founders of the Plymouth colony gave thanks for a bountiful harvest and shared a meal with Native Americans in present-day Massachusetts.
And so, with the aid of an egg-shaped, government-built time machine named Steve (amusingly voiced by George Takei), Reggie and Jake zip back to 1621, just as Plymouth Colony settlers are preparing to round up all the turkeys in the area in preparation for the Harvest Feast.
In the quotation, Washington referred to the "pilgrims" of the Plymouth colony but the Plymouth colonists weren't called "pilgrims" until 30 years after Washington's death.
The Pilgrim Fathers - the group that would go on to sail aboard the Mayflower and found the Plymouth colony in Massachusetts, where you'll find the more famous Boston - tried first to go to Holland in 1607, with their ship set to set off from the Lincolnshire port.

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