History of the Discovery of America, of the Landing of Our Forefathers at Plymouth, and of Their Most Remarkable Engagements with the Indians in New-England: From Their First Landing in 1620 Until the Final Subjugation of the Natives in 1679 : to which is Annexed, the Defeat of Generals Braddock, Harmer & St. Clair by the Indians at the Westward, &c
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Probably he would not have been able to retain his people so long from acts of
violence and outrage , in pursuing so untried and dreary a course , had they not
been sensible that their safety in returning home , depended very much on his
... who before they arrived at their place of destination , were informed that the
save ages had quit Marlborough , and proceeded for Sudbury ( 12 miles distant )
which induced the English to alter their course and proceed immediately for the ...
... but I pursued my own course . I had not got clear of my encampment , next
morning , before my advance reported an impassable bog , in my front ,
extending several miles on either hand , and the guides asserted that the whole
country to ...
therefore steered a due west course , and at 6 o ' clock A . M . crossed a road
much used both by horse and foot , bearing due north . I now knew that I was
near a Shawa anese village , generally supposed to be on the waters of White
... in alarm , which made me greatly anxious to continue my march during the
night , but I had no path to direct me , and it was impose sible for me to keep my
course , or for horsemen to march through a thick swampy country in utter
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Great as a historical reference. Mind you, the context is in reference to the subsequent colonization of America. Today it is evidential that "discovery" was made by Henry Sinclair almost 100 yrs. prior. Of course, I am bias due to that I am a descendent of Henry. On the other hand, I do not like the intent by which war was waged for occupation of the new world. I am sure there was blood on the hands of everyone involved, for this it is necessary to readdress the original issue of suzerainty. I am sure there could be issue with the fact that through the only route possible, since the denial of Scottish sovereignty, was cut off and this is due to divine sovereignty. So, if we can contest he War of King Phillip I am sure we would find that a far less incursion of native Americans would have been possible with a sustained introduction of immigrants. First of all, the assumption of the discovery of a new Indies trades route was simply and speculation.