Mayflower - Part 1: Chapter 8, The Wall Summary & Analysis

Nathaniel Philbrick
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In mid-November, a ship appeared at Provincetown Harbor. The Pilgrims were not expecting a supply ship and they worried that the ship could be from France. Slowly, the vessel sailed to Plymouth Harbor and the Pilgrims discovered that it was another English ship, the Fortune, which carried thirty-seven passengers from the Merchant Adventurers. The colony's numbers almost doubled with this new arrival.

Although the Pilgrims were excited to see new faces, the new group also posed some problems. They had come without any provisions for the new settlement so the burden of feeding the group fell on the Pilgrims, just as winter approached. Weston had also sent a letter blasting the Pilgrims for not loading up the Mayflower with goods and supplies for her journey back. The Pilgrims had been in the New World for a year without showing...

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