. Sadlier's excelsior studies in the history of the United States, for schools. ing Jesuit missionaries of Maineand the frontier.—Henceforth the Indians attached them-selves to the French. When, a few years later. GovernorPhipps visited the tribes at Bristol Bay, Maine, to securetheir alliance, they steadily refused, saying: The Frenchhave driven witchcraft from among us and we do not careto associate with those who cherish it. 9. Character of the Colonists.—The Puritanswere industrious, sober, enterprising, and religious in theirown way; but they were also narrow-minded, exclusive, andshort-s

. Sadlier's excelsior studies in the history of the United States, for schools. ing Jesuit missionaries of Maineand the frontier.—Henceforth the Indians attached them-selves to the French. When, a few years later. GovernorPhipps visited the tribes at Bristol Bay, Maine, to securetheir alliance, they steadily refused, saying: The Frenchhave driven witchcraft from among us and we do not careto associate with those who cherish it. 9. Character of the Colonists.—The Puritanswere industrious, sober, enterprising, and religious in theirown way; but they were also narrow-minded, exclusive, andshort-s Stock Photo
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. Sadlier's excelsior studies in the history of the United States, for schools. ing Jesuit missionaries of Maineand the frontier.—Henceforth the Indians attached them-selves to the French. When, a few years later. GovernorPhipps visited the tribes at Bristol Bay, Maine, to securetheir alliance, they steadily refused, saying: The Frenchhave driven witchcraft from among us and we do not careto associate with those who cherish it. 9. Character of the Colonists.—The Puritanswere industrious, sober, enterprising, and religious in theirown way; but they were also narrow-minded, exclusive, andshort-sighted in character, cruel to the Indians, and bigotedmd persecuting toward all creeds except their own. Sel-dom, says Parkman, has religious tyranny assumed aform more oppressive than among the Puritan exiles. NewEngland Protestantism appealed to liberty and then closed thedoor against her. Their attention, however, was early turnedto the subject of education. Harvard College was founded in1637, and two years afterwards a printing-press was set up. 84 EXCELSIOR HISTORY.. THE STOCKS. 10. Manners.—Their religious ideas being severe andgloomy, the manners of the colonists naturally partook ofthe same cast. Amusements were prohibited, and gayety was deemed sinful. In the first year of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Endicott broke up a settlement at Merrymount near Boston, because the people there led gayer and idler lives than the Puritans approved. Among other misdemeanors, they had erected a May-pole.— No one under twenty waL allowed to use tobacco; those over that age could smoke once a day, but only at a distance of ten miles from any dwelling. 11. Private mor-als were carefullywatched by the au-thorities of churchand state. For shoot-ing fowl on Sunday,a man was whipped.The swearer wasusually made tostand in a publicplace with his tonguein a cleft stick.Sometimes he wasfined or set in thestocks, or impris-oned,— and in some instances even his tongue was bored

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