PEARL LEONA STURGIS·SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016
The Patriots Daily Bites of American History, The Protestant Reformation Series 21, Volume 4
William Bradford’s “Plymouth Plantation” and W. Pierce. Sailing to Freedom:
On September 16, 1620 the Mayflower Ship sailed from Plymouth, England carrying the second English Colony to the new world. Of the 102 emigrants less than 90 were Pilgrims. Pierce quotes Bradford: “The Pilgrims sailed from Delfts Haven, the port of Leiden, Holland the last of July in 1620 in the Speedwell ship for Southampton, England where the Mayflower was waiting. On August 5th both ships sailed for America with about 120 passengers. twice the Speedwell pulled back with a leaky condition. Finally, on September 16th the Mayflower sailed alone to America.
On a late november morning the Pilgrims reached Cape Cod. They tried to go south of it but the weather would not permit them to do that and 2 days later they anchored in the extreme end of the Cape. This place is now known as the Provincetown Harbor. They had no authority to settle in New England but they decided to do so. Halleck’s History school book explains how the Pilgrims gathered in the cabin of the Mayflower declaring themselves loyal subjects of King James and affirmed their purpose of making whatever laws were needful for the general good of the colony.
They elected John Carver for their first Governor but they had the strength that belongs to those who fear God and respect themselves and one another. The Pilgrims made the Ten Commandments their rule of action. Our Constitution forbids taking life, liberty or property without due process of law. This clause embodies the Ten Commandments. The Pilgrims believed in individual effort and self reliance. The spirit of brotherhood is what should be defined as true Americans. The Pilgrims attached no disgrace to labor. Their governor worked in the fields like any other man. We are proud to be descendants if from these roots we have sprung.
Tyndale’s Dying Prayer Answered when the Lord opened the eyes of the King of England. King James.
To be Continued in the Next Daily Bites of History Series
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There is Nothing Wrong with the Constitution it's the people we elected to uphold their oaths ,That are the Problems .
This my friends is where all our hopes and dreams ,Freedoms ,Liberties were formed some 240 years ago ,by a group of men with foresight to see way down the road for what is today. The Greatest Country in the World,And Still Is,as long as WE THE PEOPLE STAND UP FOR OUR FREEDOMS