History of Caio, Carmarthenshire

History of Caio, Carmarthenshire

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...versed in Latin, Greek and Hebrew, and several of the modern languages. The ministry of the Gospel was his chosen pursuit; he had been admitted to Orders in the Church of England in Lincolnshire. The intolerable oppressions of Laud, and the arrogant demands of absolute submission to the ceremonies of the English Church, forced him to seek religious liberty amidst the wilds of America. On the 5th of February, 1631, the "Lyon," a ship from Bristol, sailed into Boston Harbour. Among the passengers was Roger Williams, "a young minister, godly and zealous, having precious gifts, accompanied by his wife Mary, a lady of a kindred spirit, and who lived to share with him the vicissitudes of life for half & century. On 12th April, 1631, Mr. Williams settled as a teacher at the Salem Church, Boston. His settlement here was short, and before the close of the summer he went to Plymouth, as assistant to Rev. Ralph Smith, Pastor of the Puritans, who were organised as a Church before they left Holland in the "Mayflower," in 1620. In August, 1633, Mr. Williams returned to Salem, Boston, as an assistant to the Rev. Mr. Skelton, whose health was now declining. On the death of Mr. Skelton in 1634, Mr. Williams succeeded him. In November, 1635, Mr. Williams was banished from Boston for advocating the great doctrine which has immortalized his name--"That the Civil Power has no jurisdiction over the conscience." In January, 1636, he was forced to leave his wife and young children, and to depart in secrecy and haste, in order to escape the warrant which would have compelled him to return to England. Ho journeyed through the wilderness to Narragansett Bay, and proceeded to Seekonk, and began a settlement there, and founded the town...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236495810
  • 9781236495815