means to carry provision but on their backs,—to see whether it might be fit for us to seat
Establish themselves, as we say country-seat. in or no; and the rather, because, as we sailed into the harbor, there seemed to be a river
Pamet River, Cape Cod. opening itself into the mainland.
The willingness of the persons was liked; but the thing itself, in regard to the danger, was rather permitted than approved; and so with cautions, directions, and instructions, six-
Mayflower off Provincetown. teen men were set
Sent. out, with every man his musket,
These guns were chiefly matchlocks, as afterwards appears. sword, and corselet, under the conduct of Captain Miles Standish, unto whom was adjoined for counsel and advice William Bradford, Stephen Hopkins, and Edward Tilley.
Wednesday, the 15th of November, they were set ashore.
Probably at Stevens's Point, at the western end of Cape Cod harbor. And when they had ordered themselves in the order of a single file, and