s non-conformity he was cited to appear before Archbishop Laud, when he fled to America, arriving in Boston in September, 1633.
He was soon afterwards ordained a colleague with Mr. Wilson in the Boston Church.
His ministry there for nineteen years was so influential that he has been called The patriarch of New England.
He was a firm opponent of Roger Williams, and defended the authority of ministers and magistrates.
He and Davenport were invited to assist in the assembly of divines at Westminster, but were dissuaded from going by Hooker.
He died in Boston, Dec. 23, 1652.
God's promise to his plantations.— The following sermon, to which a large historical importance has been given, was preached in England, as a farewell address to Winthrop's Massachusetts Company (see Winthrop, John), and the first London edition of it was published in 1630:
2 Sam. 7. 10. Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israell, and I will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their