day, being Saturday, 9th of December.
On the sabbath day we rested; and on Monday we sounded the harbor, and found it a very good harbor for our shipping.
We marched also into the land,
This was the landing of the Pilgrims.
Allowing for the change in the calendar, called New Style, it corresponds to the 21st of December, though it was long considered to correspond to the 22d. New Style means the modern or Gregorian mode of reckoning time, which was proposed by Pope Gregory XIII.
in 1582, but not adopted in England till September, 1752. and found divers cornfields, and little running brooks,—a place very good for situation: so we returned to our ship again with good news to the rest of our people, which did much comfort their hearts.
V.—Plymouth village founded.
>[The expedition having returned to the ship, the Mayflower came to Plymouth harbor, and landed the colonists.]
So in the morning, after we had called on God for direction, we came to this resolution, to go