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Plymouth Company. The domain in America assigned to this company extended from lat. 41° to 45° N. Members of the company were in the field of adventure before it was organized. Adventurers from England had been on the coast of New England, bu
Soon after the departure of Challons, Thomas Hanham, afterwards one of the company, sailed in a small vessel for America, accompanied by Martin Pring, to discover a good place for a settlement; and his report was so favorable, so confirmator il established at Plymouth, in the County of Devon, for the Planting, Ruling, Ordering, and Governing of New England, in America.
The line between the London and Plymouth colonies was nearly coincident with that between the late slave-labor and fre e company, and those who remained, like Gorges, did little more than issue grants of domain in the northeastern parts of America.
After the accession of Charles I. (1625) there was much restiveness concerning the monopoly, even in its weakened st