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ling, ordered the negroes to be restored, at the public charge, to their native country, with a letter expressing the indignation of the general court at their wrongs. Colony Laws, c. XII When George Fox visited Barbadoes in 1671, he 1671. enjoined it upon the planters, that they should deal mildly and gently with their negroes; and that, after certain years of servitude, they should make them free. The idea of George Fox had been anticipated by the fellow-citizens of Gorton and Roger Williams. Nearly 1652. May 18. twenty years had then elapsed, since the representatives of Providence and Warwick, perceiving the disposition of people in the colony to buy negroes, and hold them as slaves forever, had enacted that no black mankind should, by covenant, bond, or otherwise, be held to perpetual service; the master, at the end of ten years, shall set them free, as the manner is with English servants; and that man that will not let his slave go free, or shall sell him away, to the
's New England, i. 60. Holland offered an asylum against the bitter severity of this statute. A religious society, founded by the Independents at Amsterdam, continued to exist for a century, and served as a point of hope for the exiles; while, through the influence of Whitgift, in England, Barrow and Greenwood, men of un-impeached loyalty, 1593. April 6. were selected as examples, and hanged at Tyburn for their opinions. Strype's Whitgift, 414, &c. Neal's Puritans, i. 526, 527. Roger Williams's Truth and Peace, 237. The queen repented that she had sanctioned the execution. Her age and the prospect of favor to Puritanism from her successor, conspired to check the spirit of persecution. The leaders of the church became more prudent; and by degrees bitterness subsided. The Independents had, it is true, been nearly exterminated; but the number of the non-conforming clergy, after forty years of molestation, had increased, their popularity was more deeply rooted, and their e
, opportunely arrived in the Lyon. It was Roger Williams. From his childhood the Father of lights f its faith with its form of govern ment, Roger Williams, after remain two years or a Chap. IX.} 1ment; at this, in November, 1633, Skelton and Williams took some exception, for fear the custom migh explicit rupture with the church of England; Williams would hold no communion with it on account of men. I quote from a very rare tract of Roger Williams, which, after much search, I was so happy pecial plea in behalf of each tolerable sect; Williams would permit persecution of no opinion, of nos. That ever-honored Governor Winthrop, says Williams, privately wrote to me to steer my course to Winthrop, in Hutch., II. 443 as being like Roger Williams or worse. Winthrop, in Hutch. Coll. ement of John Cotton himself, in his reply to Williams; also, Saml. Gorton, Hubbard, C. Mather, NealWinthrop's statement. to the settlement of Roger Williams, and from thence joined her friends on the[27 more...]
on by the incomparable printed Indian labors of Roger Williams, Rhode Island Hist. Coll. i. the like whereo as a political state. A double triumph awaited Williams on his return to New England. He arrived at Bosto shore; and, as they paddled across the stream, Roger Williams, placed in the centre of his grateful fellow-ci remaining soil between the adjacent governments. Williams was again compelled to return to England; and, wite general assembly, in its gratitude, desired that Williams might himself obtain from the sovereign authority ce, ambition did not blind its benevolent author. Williams refused to sanction a measure which would have furnot the folly of human nature. Of savage life, Roger Williams declared, that he had never found one native Amlone had dissented. Records, in Hazard, II. Roger Williams, in Knowles, 311. Compare Bishop's N. E. Judgeion; Puritanism excluded them from its asylum. Roger Williams, the apostle of soul-liberty, weakened the caus