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BOOK REVIEWS. The Early Relations Between Maryland And Virginia. By
John H. Latan6, A. B., Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, March and
April, 1895. (Review continued from Vol. IV, page 472.) (3d) The
Puritans In Nansemond. On the 19th of August, 1637, Richard Bennett
obtained a patent for 2,000 acres of land, and located it in "a
neck of land " formed by Nan- semond River and a creek, now called
Bennett's Creek; and this tract of land acquired the name of
Bennett's Pasture, which it has retained down to this day. In its
subdivision and sales to subsequent purchasers. it is usual to-day
to refer to it "as part of a tract formerly called Bennett's
Pasture." That patent was granted upon the theory that he had
"transported into the colony" forty persons. Among the names of
"the forty" are Austin, a negro, Ambrose Bennett, William Durand
and Richard Bennett. There is not a particle of reliable evidence
of any Puritanism in this State, that I know of, until June 6,
1642, when Philip Bennett arrived at Boston " with letters from
many well disposed people " 6 "earnestly entreating a supply of
faithful ministers, whom, upon experience of their gifts and
godliness they might call to office," andc., andc., as it appears
from Winthrop's Journal from 1630 (the day of his arrival) to 1649
(the day of his death), edited by James Savage in 1826 (page 78).
Mr. Winthrop was governor from 1630 to 1634, from 1637 to 1640,
from 1641 to 1643. and from 1646 to 1649. As this Journal is the
original and highest authority, I shall quote from it and not from
the thousand and one authors who refer to it, often inaccurately.
Mr. Thompson, Mr. James and Mr. Knowles "were sent away and
departed on their way 8ber 7. 1642, to Taunton to meet the bark at
Narragansett," and were eleven weeks befor...
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