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'The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution . . .' by Roger Williams
Roger Williams wrote several pamphlets stating his views on religious liberty

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Roger Williams, Founder of Rhode Island, Arrived in Boston
February 5, 1631

Ordained to the ministry in the Church of England, Williams discovered Puritanism, a reform movement that developed within the Church of England, during his first parish duty. He converted. Soon after, he was asked to be minister in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Leaving behind the religious intolerance under England's King Charles I, he and his wife journeyed across the ocean to join the "American Experiment" in Boston in 1631. At first, Williams just wanted to reform the Church of England; soon, he sought separation completely.
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