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ROGER WILLIAMS,

THE

FOUNDER OF THE STATE

OF

RHODE-ISLAND.

BY JAMES D. KNOWLES,

PROFESSOR OF PASTORAL DUTIES IN THE NEWTON THEOLOGICAL

INSTITUTION.

“ Roger Williams justly claims the honor of having been the first legislator in the

world, in its latter ages, that fully and effectually provided for and established a
full, free and absolute liberty of conscience."

GOVERNOR HOPKINS.

BOSTON:

LINCOLN, EDMANDS AND CO.

1834.

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Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1833,

BY JAMES D. KNOWLES, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

Lewis & l'enniman, Printers.

Bromfield-street.

TO THE

Citizens of Rhode=Xsland,

THIS VOLUME

IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED BY

THE AUTHOR.

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