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Reasons to keep the account of the First Thanksgiving and the Mayflower Voyage in this article[change source]
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Oregonian2012, I am sorry that I had to removed your copyrighted image from Humility Cooper. Perhaps we can reinsert it if and when it is cleared by Commons. As to speculation, there is no speculation in the article. The First Thanksgiving is a historic account. Here are some references of that account:
- William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647, pp. 85-92.
- Edward Winslow, "Primary Sources for "The First Thanksgiving" at Plymouth". Mourt's Relation. Pilgrim Hall Museum.
- "Thanksgiving Day". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2010-11-24.
- a b c d "Thanksgiving". The Teachers Page. Library of Congress
There are many more. That everyone attended, save perhaps, those too sick, is historical fact.
The events on the Mayflower in the Mayflower account is also fact and is vitally important as it directly changed the location of the landing to an undeveloped area in what became known as Plymouth Colony instead of the planned destination of Virginia Colony. The conditions of the voyage directly influenced the history, lives, beliefs, circumstances and actions of every passenger including Humility Cooper. If not for the problems Mayflower related in the account there would have been no need for the Mayflower Compact" regarding by some scholars as the "first Constitution". To remove it is to remove the reason for the continuing history. MySweetMelissa (talk) 19:18, 7 June 2013 (UTC)