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The English Separatists (now known as the Pilgrims) sailed in the 180-ton merchant vessel Mayflower from the English port of Plymouth on September 16, 1620. Their point of departure was the Barbican area known as the Mayflower Steps.

They arrived in the New World in November, 1620, anchoring in what is now known as Provincetown Harbour, Cape Cod on November 21. It is documented that they discovered an empty village, which they investigated, stealing stored grain and digging up graves.

This didn't endear them to the local Native Americans and the Mayflower moved along the coast, generally pillaging native camps as they went. Thoroughly out of favour by now with the locals, the pilgrims loaded up with more of the natives' corn and sought their religious freedoms in places they hoped hadn't yet heard the news about them, ending up in Plymouth, where they settled in March 1621.

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The Pilgrims left England, not to find religious freedom, but to escape from it. They were separatist Puritans, revolted by the Popish pomp and Pagan elements of mainstream English Christianity, and although they were free to worship as they chose, first in England and then in Holland, they could not stand the sight of their neighbors having a merry Christmas.

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They left the Netherlands, where they had gone from England. Note that these English Pilgrims, ardent Calvinists, wanted religious freedom for themselves. The were NOT especially tolerant of other Christians in their colonies, especially those Christians who believed in "free-will" and the possibility of salvation for all sinners. The Pilgrim Fathers believed that the Elect were selected before the foundations of the earth were formed, and that list was unchangeable. Thus salvation was predetermined--not pre-known, but writ in stone. So, most men are predestined for eternal damnation. The mythological American teaching that a persecuted religious minority "fled" England because they believed in religious freedom for all men cannot be sustained at any level by any set of historical facts. Ironically, the Deist Fathers of the Republic, who believed in a supreme being but not in the supernatural, or in divine revelation or intervention, did genuinely believe in religious freedom--including the freedom from what they viewed as traditional or superstitious religion, or, the freedom to pursue that traditional faith. The Pilgrim Fathers must however be acknowleged as producing some great minds and compassionate spirits in spite of their predestinarian beliefs, and an ideal of a single Calvinist faith for all America.
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The Pilgrims set sail to American from the country of England. They came to America in 1620 and founded the Plymouth Colony.

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The pilgrims did leave England in search of religious freedom!!!

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The Pilgrims came from England seeking religious freedom.

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