Read a Colonist's Diary
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What Does It All Mean?
Try to read Father Andrew White's descriptions of Maryland in 1634. Do you notice words that are spelled funny or used in a strange way? Are there words you've never seen before? What do you think Father White is trying to say in these paragraphs from his journal?
The English language has changed a lot in the last few hundred years. Here are a few hints to help you understand the unfamiliar words and phrases from this 17th century diary:
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