Chronicles of the First Planters of The Colony of Massachusetts Bay from 1623 to 1636
These pages hold the stuff that history enthusiasts live for-eyewitness accounts of the adventures, dangers and struggles of every day life that confronted America's first settlers as recorded in the earliest known correspondence from the Colony of Massachusetts Bay. Collected from original records and contemporaneous manuscripts that were, in the words of the author, "written by men who lived at the time, on the spot, and were personally engaged in the transactions which they record", this compilation of personal letters, descriptive narratives, official texts and business correspondence possesses an immediate and intimate quality. Passionate declarations of the promise and bounty of the New World can be found in various diaries and letters. Share their private ambitions and secret fears, as well as their honest observations.
1846, reprint, paper, 571 pp.