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Mourt's Relation


MOURT'S RELATION, printed in London in 1622, a valuable source of information on the Pilgrims' first months in America, was naively propagandist as it described the "safe arival" of these "English Planters" and their "joyful building of … the now well defended Towne of New Plimoth." G. Mourt, signer of the recommendatory preface, is identified as George Morton, who settled in Plymouth in 1623. Most scholars have taken William Bradford and Edward Winslow to be the chief authors of the book.


Dexter, Henry M., ed. Mourt's Relation or Journal of the Plantation in Plymouth: With an Introduction and Notes by Henry Martin Dexter. Boston: J. K. Wiggin, 1865.

Louise B.Dunbar/a. r.

See alsoNew England ; Massachusetts ; Plymouth Colony .

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