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Martin Kelly

Anne Hutchinson and the Massachusetts Bay Colony

By March 22, 2014

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On March 22, 1638, Anne Hutchinson was expelled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Governor John Winthrop sent her away because she claimed that God revealed true and false preaching to her. She left the colony with sixty followers. They helped found Portsmouth, Rhode Island, ensuring that religious freedom was protected.

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March 27, 2013 at 11:23 pm
(1) ColonialAmerica_com says:

It’s nice to see also how there’s a renewed appreciation for Roger Williams lately. He’s the one that started this whole idea of a separation of church and state.

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