Isaac Allerton is one of the original colonists in Plymouth. He’s later appointed to travel to England to negotiate the Pilgrims’ considerable debts and obtain new land patents. However, Allerton begins to use his influential position for his own advantage, endangering the survival of the colony: for example, he brings his own goods back to Plymouth and sells them at unfair prices to the desperate colonists. Allerton is eventually ousted from the colony, though he later becomes a successful businessman in Connecticut.
Isaac Allerton Quotes in Of Plymouth Plantation
The Of Plymouth Plantation quotes below are all either spoken by Isaac Allerton or refer to Isaac Allerton. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Publisher edition of Of Plymouth Plantation published in 0.).
Isaac Allerton Character Timeline in Of Plymouth Plantation
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Book 2, Chapter 2
...dies. William Bradford is then chosen governor, despite the fact that he’s very ill. Isaac Allerton is appointed Bradford’s assistant, and the two of them are reelected to their positions for... (full context)
Book 2, Chapter 7
Book 2, Chapter 8
...construct more boats for themselves. When ships arrive from England, they prepare to send Isaac Allerton back to England with full power to negotiate a final agreement with the Virginia Company’s... (full context)
Book 2, Chapter 9
Book 2, Chapter 10
Sherley sends Bradford a letter, dated March 19th, 1629, in which he explains that Allerton has arranged for a separate financial partnership with a man named Edward Ashley. Bradford points... (full context)
Book 2, Chapter 11
...time, the Pilgrims elect to send Mr. Edward Winslow to England to investigate Ashley and Allerton’s behavior. They give Winslow authority to discharge Allerton from his duties to the Pilgrims. Then,... (full context)
Book 2, Chapter 12
Bradford offers a few thoughts about Sherley’s letters. First, it seems clear that it was Allerton’s idea to purchase the White Angel and use it for his own profit. Furthermore, after... (full context)
Book 2, Chapter 13
...back with eight hundred pounds worth of goods. They also send Sherley detailed records of Allerton’s accounts, asking Sherley to go through them and identify all instances of wrongdoing. The ship... (full context)
Book 2, Chapter 14
...Edward Winslow becomes the new governor. Ships return from England, bearing news from Sherley about Allerton’s finances. Sherley regretfully explains that he’s been unable to make any progress in shifting the... (full context)
Book 2, Chapter 15
Book 2, Chapter 16
Book 2, Chapter 17