| American History Stories, Volume I|
|by Mara L. Pratt|
|Stories of early exploration and founding of American colonies, conflicts over religion, and troubles with the Indians, culminating in the French and Indian War. Ages 8-12 |
ANOTHER MASSACHUSETTS COLONY
 The colonists worked hard during the whole winter and spring and
summer, so that by the time the next winter came they had
quite comfortable homes.
The Indians had been very kind to them, probably because
they had been kind and honest in their dealings with the
 Soon, encouraged by the success of the Pilgrims,
there came other bands of English men and women to
the shores of Massachusetts. Some sailed into Salem harbor,
others went to Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester,
Charlestown, and several other places.
These later bands of colonists were larger than the
earlier; besides this, they were quite wealthy people.
They were Puritans—like those who had come to
Plymouth; but they had not been persecuted very
severely, and did not come, therefore, because they were
driven from England. They had come hoping to find new
homes for themselves, where they could enjoy greater
freedom in their manner of worship, to be sure; still, I
want you to keep distinctly in your mind the difference
between these colonies.
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