Excerpt from The Story of Roger Williams and the Founding of Rhode Island
Island, which as we have said has given its name to the whole state. In those days, it was very anxious to be the whole state and the colony at Newport did not at all relish being in the same government with Providence, and was sorry it had joined in the compact under Williams' charter. It was this feeling which induced' William Coddington to go to England in 1651, and Oh tain for himself an appointment as Governor of the Island of Aquidneck.
While indignation at Coddington's course ran high, it was arranged to send Roger Williams and John Clarke of Newport, to England. They were to accomplish two ends, first secure the annulment of Coddington's com mission as Governor and second to secure a new charter. The new charter would bear the seal of King Charles II, who had come to the throne after the downfall of the Puritan party in England, and who showed a surprising leniency towards those indirectly responsible for the be heading Of his father, King Charles I.
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