The first of these extracts is from Rev. Francis Higginson
's ‘True Relation
of the Last Voyage
to New England
, written from New England
, July 24, 1629,’ reprinted in Young
's ‘Chronicles of the First Planters of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay
, 1846 (pp. 235-237). The second is from the same work: (Young, pp. 232-235). The third is from ‘New England
's Plantation; or, A Short and True Description of the Commodities and Discommodities of that Country,’ by Francis Higginson
, 1630: (Young, pp. 242-256). This pamphlet attracted so much attention, that three distinct editions of it were published in a year.
The next two passages are from ‘Life and Letters of John Winthrop
II. pp. 15-16, 64-65). The last passage is from the ‘Memoirs of Captain Roger Clap
:’ (Young, pp. 351-354).