Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647 - The Second Book Chapters XVI-XXII Summary & Analysis

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XVI: Anno Dom: 1623 - Sad Straits of Weston's Men and the Great Indian Conspiracy

Bradford wonders how the people of Weston's Plantation managed to fall so short of provisions in such a short period of time. The group was not at all capable of rationing their supplies and soon began to run out of food. The colonists has quickly earned the contempt of the Massachusetts and received little to no help there. People began to become weak and die from cold and starvation.

News reached Bradford of Massasoit's illness. It was feared the great chief would die. Bradford and other Pilgrims went to visit, bearing gifts.

Weston's Plantation was doomed to fail from the beginning. Some people fled, some were saved by Standish, and the remainder died.

This was not the end of Weston. The man donned...

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