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November 16, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(20):1298-1301. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.62470460012001e

"The names of those which came over first, in ye year 1620, and were by the blessing of God the first beginers and (in a sort) the foundation of all the Plantations and Colonies in New England; and their families."1 So reads the quaint caption of Governor William Bradford's list of the Mayflower passengers, appended to his "History of Plimouth Plantation." Among the passengers, we read the name of "Mr. Samuell Fuller, and a servant caled William Butten. His wife was behind, a child which came afterwards."2 Bridget Fuller, the wife of "Samuell," with a child who soon died, came over in the ship Anne, and landed at Plymouth in August, 1623; hence, both Samuel Fuller and his wife are properly classed among the "old comers" or the "forefathers," as the forefathers included all those who came in the first three ships; the Mayflower, the Fortune, and the