New England in the Earliest Days

Rowse, A. L.
August 1959
American Heritage;Aug1959, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p22
The article discusses the colonization of New England by Sir Ferdinando Gorges. Gorges gained a great reputation for his valor and conduct. He got his charter for Maine in 1639 as a proprietary province of New England where he was the governor general. In his letter to Governor John Winthrop, he requested that his cousin Thomas would take his place and gave him the command since he is already old. He is also rightly honored in Maine as its founder.


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