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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ... in CHAPTER IX. . OF THE
FIRST PLANTERS' COMBINATION BY ENTERING INTO A BODY POLITIC
TOGETHER; WITH THEIR PRO- CEEDINGS IN DISCOVERY OF A PLACE FOR
THEIR SET- TLEMENT AND HABITATION. Wednesday, the 6th of September,
the wind com- Chap. ing east-north-east, a fine small gale, we
loosed from -- Plymouth, having been kindly entertained and cour-
1620. teously used by divers friends there dwelling; and S6Pt"
after many difficulties in boisterous storms, at length, by God's
providence, upon the 9th of November fol- Nov. lowing, by break of
the day, we espied land, which we deemed to be Cape Cod, and so
afterward it proved. And the appearance of it much comforted us,
especially seeing so goodly a land, and wooded to the brink of the
sea. It caused us to rejoice together, and praise God that had
given us once again to see land. And thus we made our course
south-southwest, purposing to go to a river ten leagues to the
south of the Cape.1 But at night the wind being contrary, we put
round again for the bay of Cape Cod; and upon the 11th of November
we came to an anchor 1 This river was the Hudson. coast. Ten may
possibly be an Little was known at that time error of the press.
about distances on this unsurveyed 118 CAPE COD WELL WOODED. Chap.
in the bay,1 which is a good harbour and pleasant bay, --circled
round, except in the entrance, which is about 1620. four miles over
from land to land,2 compassed about to ll.' the very sea with oaks,
pines, juniper, sassafras, and other sweet wood.3 It is a harbour
wherein a thousand sail of ships may safely ride.4 There we
relieved ourselves with wood and water, and refreshed our people,
while our shallop was fitted to coast the bay, to search 1 That is,
in Cape Cod or Provincetown harbour. * This is just...
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