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The Praise of the Pilgrims

Christian Living Church History Thanksgiving

Three times they had set sail. First from Southampton, England on August 5, 1620, two ships set sail towards an uncertain destination in a far off place called America. One of the ships named Speedwell was leaking water and was forced to put into Dartmouth harbor. About August 23, the two ships set sail again but the Speedwell proved quite unseaworthy. The ships made port at Plymouth, England, and the Speedwell was abandoned. Here some passengers grew disheartened and gave up the venture.On a third attempt, the Mayflower alone sailed from Plymouth on September 6, 1620, with 102 passengers and...

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