The tangled woods, the fastnesses of nature, were the bulwarks to which the savages retreated.
Pursuit would have been vain; they could not be destroyed except as they were lulled into security, and induced to return to their old homes.
In July of the following year, the inhabitants of the
1623. <*>5 Stith.
30 several settlements, in parties, under commissioned
Chap V.} officers, fell upon the adjoining savages; and a law of the general assembly commanded, that in July of 1624, the aJuly of 1624, the attack should he repeated.
Six years later, the
1630 colonial statute-book proves that schemes of ruthless vengeance were still meditated; for it was sternly insisted, that no peace should be concluded with the Indians—a law which remained in force till a treaty in the administration of Harvey.
Burk, i. 275; II. 37.
Hening, i. 123. 153.
Meantime, a. change was preparing in the relations
1623 of the colony with the parent state.
A corporation, whether commercial or proprietary, is,
keth not against them ,unless it speak for them. the latter years of Henry VIII., was appointed bishop
Chap. VIII.} 1550 July. of Gloucester, he, for a time, refused
Strype's Memorials, II. 226, and 113.
Repository, II. 118—132.
Hallam, i. 141s.
Every enterprise of the Pilgrims began from God.
A solemn fast was held.
Let us seek of God, said they, a right way
July. for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
Anticipating their high destiny, and the sublime doctrines ove to each individual only five kernels; but rumor falls short of reality; for three or four months together, they had no
July. corn whatever.
When a few of their old friends arrived to join them, a lobster, or a piece of fish, without bread or anyned peace, security, and the opportunity of a lucrative commerce.
An embassy from the little colony to their new ally,
July performed, not with the pomp of modern missions, but through the forests and on foot, and received, not to the luxuries of