1629Reverend Francis Higginson wrote about his stop on Cape Ann.People and Communities, European Colonists

Higginson, arriving at the Salem Village coast in the Talbot, noted in his journal that they had come to a “fyne and sweet harbor, seven miles from the head of Cape Ann where there was an island near, wither 4 of our men went with a boat, and brought back ripe strawberries, gooseberries and single sweet roses.”

Higginson and Reverend Samuel Skelton arrived with a fleet of 6 ships, 350 men, women, and children, 156 head of livestock, and equipment for building a fort. Higginson wrote the Salem Covenant and an account of his experiences but died from fever the following year. Reverend Skelton was the first pastor of the First Church of Salem.

Higginson, Rev. Francis. New Englands Plantation.The Essex Book and Print Club, 1908, https://archive.org/details/newenglandsplant00higgrich/page/n9/mode/2up?view=theater
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