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" I seized upon. They were all of one nation, but of several parts, and several families. This accident must be acknowledged the means, under God, of putting on foot and giving life to all our plantations. "
Biography and History of the Indians of North America: Comprising a General ... - Page 3
by Samuel G. Drake - 1834 - 541 pages
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Stories of Maine

Sophia Miriam Swett - Maine - 1899 - 278 pages
...acquire a knowledge of the region visited by Weymouth that he says: " The capture of these Indians must be acknowledged the means, under God, of putting on foot and giving life to all our plantations." It was intended that the Indians should be returned to their home. c , and when the Plymouth Company...
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History and Proceedings of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Volume 3

Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association - Deerfield (Mass.) - 1901
...native land, and inspired him to plant a colony there. " This accident," says Sir Ferdinando, " was the means under God of putting on foot and giving life to all our plantations." Being a man of wealth, rank and influence, he easily secured the co-operation of Sir John Popham, Lord...
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A History of the United States: The planting of a nation in the new world ...

Edward Channing - United States - 1905
...river on the coast of America called Pemaquid," which accident, according to Sir Ferdinando Gorges, " must be acknowledged the means under God of putting on foot and giving life to all our plantations."1 In point of fact, Weymouth's glowing report of the climate and resources of the country...
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A History of the United States and Its People: From Their Earliest ..., Volume 2

Elroy McKendree Avery - United States - 1905
...in part, and with five kidnapped Indians soon returned to England. Gorges said that the kidnapping "accident must be acknowledged the means under God of putting on foot and giving life to our plantations." But there was a more potent factor in the opening of the New World to English colonization....
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Collections of the Maine Historical Society

JOHN CHAMBERLAIN - Maine - 1890
...brought back in 1605 from St. George's Harbor. As Sir Ferdinando later wrote — these savages were " the means, under God, of putting on foot and giving life to all our plantations."2 iPurehas: IV, pp. 1253 et seq., 1260. Cf. Brown: op. cit., I, p. 27; II, p. 937. A relief...
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Collections of the Maine Historical Society

Maine Historical Society - Local history - 1906
...brought back in 1605 from St. George's Harbor. As Sir Ferdinando later wrote — these savages were " the means, under God, of putting on foot and giving life to all our plantations."9 1Purchas: IV, pp. 1253 et leq., 1260. Cf. Brown: op. clt., I, p. 27; II, p. 937. A relief...
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The Old Dominion: Her Making and Her Manners

Thomas Nelson Page - Virginia - 1908 - 392 pages
...accident," says Sir Ferdinando Gorges, later President of the Plymouth Company, " must be acknowledged as the means, under God, of putting on foot, and giving life to our Plantations." Weymouth was arrested afterwards under suspicion of setting forth to betray the Virginia...
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Maine Pioneer Settlements ..., Volume 2

Herbert Milton Sylvester - Maine - 1909
...to see "God in the clouds And hear him in the winds." Gorges says the coming hither of these Abenake "must be acknowledged the means under God of putting on foot and giving life to all our plantations." This devout impression on the mind of Gorges was never lessened, but rather strengthened, as the years...
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Old York

Herbert Milton Sylvester - Maine - 1909 - 427 pages
...to see "God in the clouds And hear him in the winds." Gorges says the coming hither of these Abenake "must be acknowledged the means under God of putting on foot and giving life to all our plantations." This devout impression on the mind of Gorges was never lessened, but rather strengthened, as the years...
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Olde Pemaquid

Herbert Milton Sylvester - Maine - 1909 - 431 pages
...exploration and sailed back to England. Meantime, the savages had been placed in training. Gorges calls them the means "under God, of putting on foot and giving life to all our plantations," so the project for a permanent colony had grown to the perfect plan, and while the ranks of the planters...
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