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I am dead. I will give him to Mr. Wilson: he is much good man, and much love me. So sent for Mr. Wilson to come to him, and committed his only child to his care, and so died. The Indians were powerful on this shore; and Gosnold, who was at Cape Cod in 1602, says this coast is very full of people. Capt. Smith, who was here in 1614, says it was well inhabited with many people. Sir Ferdinando Gorges adds, At our first discovery of those coasts, we found it very populous, the inhabitants stoun away and let them die, and let their carcasses lie above the ground without burial. And the bones and skulls upon the several places of their habitations made such a spectacle, that it seemed to me a new-found Golgotha. Dermer, who was at Cape Cod in 1619, says: I passed along the coast, where I found some eminent plantations, not long since populous, now utterly void. In another place a remnant remains, but not free from sickness; their disease the plague. Rev. Francis Higginson, in
ggestion, the following order was passed in the Colony Court, 1663 :-- It is proposed by the Court unto the several townships in this jurisdiction, as a thing they ought to take into their serious consideration, that some course may be taken, that in every town there may be a schoolmaster set up, to train up children in reading and writing. In 1670, the Court did freely give and grant all such profits as might or should accrue annually to the Colony for fishing with a net or seines at Cape Cod for mackerel, bass, or herrings, to be improved for and towards a free school, in some town in this jurisdiction, for the training up of youth in literature, for the good and benefit of posterity,--provided a beginning be made within one year after said grant. The occupants of the Medford plantation, being few and poor, secured instruction to their children by domestic teaching, and by using the schools of the neighboring towns. Towards the support of those schools, they were required