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Mayflower, Day by Day - Wednesday, 15 December 1621

15 Dec 2021 3:00 AM | Soule (Administrator)

“Impaling” the Village

The Pilgrims realised that their little village (with only seven houses) was wide-open to attack.  Their muskets were cumbersome, and their big guns, while they might blow a ship in the harbour out of the water, were of little use against a rapid Indian attack, especially if they attacked at night.  "This makes us more carefully to look to ourselves, and agree to enclose our Dwellings with strong Pales, Flankers, Gates, &c.”

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