The Complete Writings of Roger Williams, Volume 6: The Letters of Roger Williams

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, May 1, 2007 - Religion - 452 pages
Ten years after the U. S. Civil War, a group of men in Rhode Island made a conserted effort to rescue the widely scattered writings of Roger Williams. Few sets were printed though, and under the guidance of Perry Miller, 'The Complete Writings of Roger Williams' were brought back in 1963, but still in short numbers. The present collection now makes these volumes available to readers in their original orthography.

The theme of religious liberty is dominant in these volumes, running through Williams's correspondence with John Cotton and on through his famous pair of works on 'The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution.' All of the extant shorter writings and letters of Roger Williams are included in this set, along with two significant works resulting from his engagement with Native Americans: his seminal 'Key into the Language of America and Christenings Make Not Christians.'
 

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Contents

To J Winthrop Jr Narraganfett Feb 22 1651
2
To do do Gov Providence Oct 24 do
7
To do do Gov New Providence 1637
14
To do do New Providence do do
21
To J Winthrop Jr do Oćt 6 do 228
23
To John Winthrop New Providence June 2 do
27
To John Winthrop New Providence July 31 1637 52
31
To do do do do July do
35
To the Towns of Provie and Warwick April 1 1653 235
257
Town of Providence to Sir H Vane do 27 do
266
To John Winthrop J do do
277
To John Winthrop Jr February 15 165455
287
To do do do Providence April 26 do 29 I
293
To the General Court of Maffachuſetts Bay Provi
299
Teſtimony of Roger Williams relative to deed
305
Teſtimony relative to the purchafe of lands in See
316

To do do do do do I o do
45
To do do do do Aug 2o do
55
To do do September 12 do
59
To do do No date do
65
To do do e do 28 do
78
To do do Providence January Io 1638
84
To do do do May 22 do
94
To do do do do Io I
127
To do do do no date I 29
143
To J Winthrop Jr Whitehall April 2o 1652
234
Mrs Sadlier to Roger Williams in reply no date 24 I
242
Mrs Sadlier to Roger Williams in reply
249
J Winthrop Jr Providence May 28 1664 3 I 9
324
To J Winthrop Jr Cawcaumfquffick Aug 2o 1647
333
To John Cotton do Mar 25 1671 35 I
357
To J Winthrop Gov of Conn Mr Smiths
363
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To do do do do 27 do
373
To Gov Leverett do Jan 14 16756
379
To Gov Leverett and Gov Winflow
385
To Thomas Hinckley Commiſſioner United Colo
395
To Gov Bradftreet Providence May 6 1682
406
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Roger Williams (1603-1683) grew up in Puritan circles in London, sailed to Massachusetts in 1630, and, having been banished for his controversial views on the separation of church and state, founded Rhode Island on the basis of his new principles of religious liberty.

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