Plymouth Colony


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Plymouth Colony

n
(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.
Then later, looking back after a time spent living in New Plymouth Colony, how they would have changed their choices and their reasons for doing so.
Charles Halsey s son William married Anne Brewster, a direct descendant of Elder William Brewster, the primary author of the Mayflower Compact and the leading religious figure of the Plymouth colony. Their son was Admiral Halsey.
Dating back to 1621, the first dinner held between Plymouth Colony settlers and the Wampanoag Indians celebrated the arrival of the harvest season.
This, it seems, is to do with the first colonists who faced serious food shortages and starvation The pumpkin that's native to the Americas in part helped them through these hard times, so much so that in 1621, the pilgrims from the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts held a feast giving thanks for their first successful harvest.
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."
But because the earliest American history books were written by New Englanders from places such as Harvard, it was the celebration in the Plymouth Colony (later absorbed by Massachusetts in 1691) that is cited as "the first Thanksgiving."
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.

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