Phillips of Watertown
and Mr. Wilson
, ‘with convenient speed at the public charge;’ Sir Richard Saltonstall
undertook to provide for Mr. Phillips
at his plantation, and Governor Winthrop
for Mr. Wilson
On Nov. 30th, an order was passed to collect £ 60 for the support of these two ministers, £ 30 being allotted to each; the amount was assessed: Boston
£ 20, Watertown
£ 20, Charlestown
£ 10, Roxbury
£ 6, Medford
£ 3, Winnesemet
At this Court Sir Richard Saltonstall
was ‘fyned V £ for whipping 2 feverall persons without the presence of another Assistant, contrary to an Act of Court formerly made:’ but this fine he appears never to have paid; he returned to England
March 29, 1631,2
and this fine was remitted by order of the Court
Sept. 6, 1638.
At the second Court, Sept. 7, 1630, it was enacted to be £ 10 fine for any that should permit an Indian the use of a gun, the first offence; the second offence they were to be imprisoned and fined at discretion.
The spirit of liberty and independence in thought and action,—the natural outgrowth or development of the fundamental idea of Puritanism, ‘to see God's own Law made good in this world;...that God's Will be
done on Earth as it is in Heaven;’3
—this spirit, that ‘was properly the beginning of America
,’ that led the Pilgrims to determine on settling in the black, untamed forests and amid the wild savage creatures of the New World, that founded the early churches in the Colonies, manifesting itself in individuals, early began to give trouble.
One Richard Browne
, ‘a man of good understanding, and well versed in the discipline of separation, having been a ruler in one of their churches in London