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2. For the work we have in hand, it is by mutual consent, through a special overruling providence and a more than an ordinary approbation of the churches of Christ, to seek out a place of cohabitation and consortship, under a due form of government both civil and ecclesiastical. In such cases as this, the care of the public must oversway all private respects by which not only From The Winthrop Papers (5 v.. Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston. 1931), II: 282-295. Reprinted by permission. 4 ■ A Model of Christian Charity (1630) 21 John Winthrop, second governor of Massachusetts.

Therefore, let us choose life, that we, and our seed, may live; by obeying His voice and cleaving to Him, for He is our life and our prosperity. 24 Chapter 1 ■ Planters and Puritans 5. A GATHERING OF INDIVIDUALS Massachusetts Bay Colony was not a theocracy; ministers, though important there, could not serve as magistrates, nor could magistrates be ministers. Yet in Massachusetts the Puritans made the Congregational church the official state church, supported it by taxation, and prohibited people who did not share their views from worshipping as they pleased in the colony.

Envious persons as witches A drunkard (I Sam. 1: 15-16) A proud person Finis textus 32 Chapter 1 ■ Planters and Puritans 7. AN IMPERIAL PRESENCE The Navigation Act of 1696 systematized various regulatory laws passed by Parliament during the preceding half-century. The act made clearer than ever the aim of British mercantilist policy: to advance the interests of English merchants, shippers, shipbuilders, and producers and to make England, not other parts of the Empire, wealthy. There were, to be sure, some benefits for Americans.

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