The only Pilgrim to have his portrait painted – He treated Indian chief Massaoit’s illness, resulting in a 50 year peace. via American Minute
The only Pilgrim to have his portrait painted, Edward Winslow was born OCTOBER 18, 1595.He joined the Separatists, a persecuted group of Christian refugees, in Leyden, Holland.
In 1622, Winslowtreated Indian chief Massaoit of an illness, resulting in a 50 year peace.
Serving three times as the Plymouth Colony’s Governor,Edward Winslowkept the finances and often sailed back to England for business, bringing back the colony’s first cattle.
On one trip to England in 1625, as described by Governor William Bradford in his History of the Plymouth Settlement, Edward Winslow encountered Turkish Muslim Pirates:”Two fishing ships…ordered to load with corfish…to bring home to England…and besides she had some 800 lbs of beaver, as well as other furs, to a good value from the plantation.
The captain seeing so much lading wished to put aboard the bigger ship for greater safety, but Mr. Edward Winslow, their agent in the business, was bound in a bond to send it to London in the small ship…
Thus all their hopes were dashed and the joyful news they meant to carry home was turned to heavy tidings…
In the big ship Captain Myles Standish…arrived…in London…The friendly adventurers were so reduced by their losses…and now by the ship taken by the Turks…that all trade was dead.”
In Young’s Chronicles, Edward Winslow wrote of the Pilgrims:”Drought and the like…moved not only every good man privately to enter into examination with his own estate between God…
but also to humble ourselves together before the Lord by fasting.”
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