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orner of the world, on the banks of rivers which, as yet, had hardly been explored, the mild forbearance of a proprietary adopted religious freedom as the basis of the state. Before the patent could be finally adjusted and pass April 15. the great seal, Sir George Calvert died, Chalmers. 201 leaving a name against which the breath of calumny has hardly whispered a reproach. The petulance of his adversaries could only taunt him with being an Hispamo- Chap VII.} 1632 lized Papist. Wilson, in Kennett, III. 705. His son, Cecil Calvert, succeeded to his honors and fortunes. For him, the heir of his father's intentions, The charter asserts it. not less than of his father's fortunes, the charter of Maryland was published and confirmed; Jun 20 and he obtained the high distinction of successfully performing what the colonial companies had hardly been able to achieve. At a vast expense, he planted a colony, which for several generations descended as a patrimony to his heirs.
.} 1630. prayers and preaching, Winthrop, Dudley, Isaac Johnson and Wilson, united themselves by covenant into one congregation, as a part of the congregation kept a fast, and after their own free choice of John Wilson for their pastor, they themselves set him apart to his office bying scandal to the civil and ecclesiastical government in England. Wilson was on the point of returning to bring over his wife; his church st minister was therefore abandoned, and the church of Boston was, in Wilson's absence, commended to the exercise of prophecy. The death of Hf Winthrop, and was present with the congregation at a sermon from Wilson. At last a Pequod sachem, with Chap. IX.} 1634. Nov. 6. great stot friendship with the pilgrims, the governor of Massachusetts, with Wilson, pastor of Boston, repaired to Plymouth. 1632. Oct. 26. From the s In a few days, the troops from Massachusetts arrived, attended by Wilson; for the ministers always shared every hardship and every danger.
The influence of the elders was confirmed; the civil and the religious institutions had become intimately connected. While the spirit of independence was thus assured, the evils ensued that are in some measure inseparable from a religious establishment; a distinct interest grew up under the system; the severity of the laws was sharpened against infidelity on the one hand, and sectarianism on the other; nor can it be denied, nor should it be concealed, that the Chap X.} elders, especially Wilson and Norton, instigated and sustained the government in its worst cruelties. Where the mind is left free, religion can never have dangerous enemies, for no class has then a motive to attempt its subversion; while the interests of society demand a foundation for the principles f justice and benevolence. Atheism is a folly of the metaphysician, not the folly of human nature. Of savage life, Roger Williams declared, that he had never found one native American who denied the existence of a G