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THE PIL G R I M S
IN NEW ENGLAND, IN 16 20:
REPRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL VOLUME.
WITH HISTORICAL AND LOCAL ILLUSTRATIONS OF
PROVIDENCES, PRINCIPLES, AND PERSONS :
GEORGE B. CHEEVER, D.D.
AND 13 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON.
ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1848, by
GEORGE B. CHEEVER,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.
Some years ago, about the time of the publication of Dr. Young's Chronicles of the Pilgrims, and before I had seen that work, the original volume of the Journal of the Pilgrims came into my possession, and I resolved to publish it with annotations. I supposed then that there was but one other copy of the work in this country. I was prevented by various causes at that time from the accomplishment of my intention, until a recent visit to Plymouth revived my purpose, and this volume became the fruit of it.
I am greatly indebted, as every one who attempts to write concerning the Plymouth Pilgrims must find himself to be, to Dr. Young's invaluable publications of the Chronicles of the Pilgrims and the Chronicles of Massachusetts. The notes to those works contain an immense amount of information, perfectly to be relied upon, and also of accurate references to the sources of knowledge at command. The Library of the New York Historical Society, to which I have had the freest access, is rich and abundant in its material concerning the early history of the Plymouth Pilgrims, and of New England.
This work, begun in the way of Historical Notes, has grown into twenty-four chapters; and I have been led, incidentally, to adopt a classification of my materials of illustration, which is important in itself, and will certainly impart to the work something of the merit of novelty ; that is, to arrange in separate subjects and sketches, as far as possible, the