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OF ROGER WILLIAMS.

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OF

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.

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 & Penniman, Printers.

Broinfcld-street.

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