Reflections on the Indigenous Situation

"They fall into a lamentable condition as they lie on the hard mats, the pox breaking and mattering and running into one another, their skin cleaving by reason thereof to the mats they lie on. When they turn them, a whole side will flay off at once as it were, and they will be all of a gore blood, most fearful to behold. And then being very sore, what with cold and other distempers, they die like rotten sheep." Gov. Bradford of Plymouth