The Mayflower's Journey To The Colonies

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It has been a few months since we arrived here in America. The voyage over here was long and contained many problems, one being that the other ship that was meant to accompany the Mayflower was unable to make the journey with us. Several times the Mayflower’s sister ship the Speedwell leaked and eventually was unable to make the trip along with us and the Mayflower and was left in Plymouth, England. Some of the others traveling aboard the Speedwell were frustrated and decided not to go along with the journey, the rest aboard still determined to make the journey joined us on the Mayflower and the supplies on the Speedwell were transferred to our ship. Father was also considering abandoning the voyage as well, but mother and others convinced…show more content…
The idea of settling outside of the Virginia Company patent did not sit well with some of the voyagers and was cause for some disorderly speech and talked of doing as they pleased as there was no one there to govern them.. There was also concern of potential dissent between those aboard the ship and the strangers who had landed in the Cape Harbor a few days before us aboard the Mayflower had. Our leader William Bradford was highly concerned to hear such things. Because of this, he and the heads of all the families aboard the Mayflower created and compact for all of them to sign. This compact was to act as our temporary government that we would be ruled ourselves and not by a formal government from the king. This temporary government of ours would be allowed to make laws, ordinances and offices until we gain official permission from the Council of New England. Every male passenger was required to sign the compact titled “The Mayflower Compact” before being allowed ashore the new…show more content…
We named our new home Plimoth after the city we had left the Speedwell in. While waiting for our homes to be built, we lived on the Mayflower. Unfortunately during this time, many fell ill and even died before even getting a chance to live in our new home. Another baby boy was born during this time to William and Susanna White. Mary also fell ill but was fortunate enough to recover. We had glimpses of a few of the land’s natives but no contact at first. Some months passed before some of us communicated with the natives and in March a treaty was made between our people and theirs. Some were even kind enough to help with farming and living off the
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