Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647 Book 2, Chapter 16 Summary
Back in England, Winslow sells fur from Plymouth and speaks to the partners, who initially show that the colony will not be required to pay for the White Angel. Sherley, nevertheless, goes back on this pledge simply a couple of months later, though he does send the Pilgrims a power of attorney to gather the money from Allerton. Meanwhile, Winslow is summoned to speak prior to the “Lords Commissioners for the Colonies in America” (174 ), which rejects a petition he has actually drawn up asking for authorization for the colonists to safeguard themselves against attacks into regions the settlers own titles to.
Instead, the commissioners plan to set up a male called Sir Ferdinand Gorges as Governor General of the region in part as a backhanded attempt to “interrupt the peace of the churches [there] […] and stop their future development” (174 ). This concept fails, however the council seeks to reject Winslow by cross-examining him on the legality of preachings he has given and marital relationships he has actually officiated in Plymouth, and in reality, they even imprison him for numerous months.
However, Winslow does handle to satisfy one primary objective of his trip, returning to Plymouth with a brand-new minister called Mr. Norton. On the other hand, the Pilgrims continue to clash with other colonists. A Frenchman called Monsieur d’Aulnay handles to catch a Plymouth trading house at Penobscot, and the Pilgrims react by sending Captain Standish, together with a hired ship.
Its captain, however, rapidly shows to be unreliable:” [Girling] was so rash and heady he would take no suggestions, nor offer Captain Standish time to summon [the French] to give up, as his orders were … […] He did not even have perseverance to position his ship where she might do execution however started to contend a distance like a madman, and did them no damage at all” (177 ). As an outcome, the attempt to recover the territory breaks down. The Pilgrims next rely on the Massachusetts Bay Nest for assistance, however its guv declines and begins to trade ammunition to the French.
Furthermore, the Bay itself is ending up being a competitor of Plymouth’s: Bay settlers see the (smallpox) deaths of a people in the Connecticut River area as a chance and move into the location, infringing on territory the Pilgrims had actually bought and developed. The Pilgrims resent this but feel that they are not in a position to combat the Massachusetts settlers, and for that reason accept the regards to a treaty: Plymouth will keep their trading home, in addition to a 16th of what they had actually originally purchased from the Native Americans, while the Massachusetts inhabitants will pay the Pilgrims the distinction.