William Bradford was among the Pilgrims to arrive in Plymouth on the Mayflower. He helped write and also signed the Mayflower Compact when the ship arrived in Cape Cod. Bradford was the designated governor of Plymouth from 1621 to 1656, except for five years as the Governor’s Assistant. He wrote many texts about Plymouth Plantation, including part of Mourt’s Relation, A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth (written in 1622 with Edward Winslow) and a series called Dialogues about church government, which was later published in the Massachusetts Historical Society’s Publications.
Excerpts from his text Of Plymouth Plantation, recounts the history of the colony from 1620-1647.
Source: Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation
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