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absolute religious according admit advocates affairs allowed American argument Arnold Assembly asserted authors Avalon Bloody body Calvert character charter Christian Church civil claim clause Cobb colony compact complete concerning conscience considerable considered Cromwell deny direct disfranchising documents doubt Elton England English erty evidence existence express fact fair give Governor granted guaranteed hands hence historians inconsistency instance intended interpretation intolerance Jews judge Knowles land language later least leaving legislation letter ligious liberty Lord Baltimore maintains majority Maryland matters meaning merely never non-Christians Note obtained Oliver opinion original Papists passed persecuted persons political practice present principle priority probably professing Protestant Providence Puritan Quakers question reader reason reference religion religious freedom religious liberty respect Rhode Island Roger Williams Roman Catholics seems settlement shows stand theory tion toleration true Winsor writer
Էջ 49 - And whereas the enforcing of the conscience in matters of religion hath frequently fallen out to be of dangerous consequence...
Էջ 50 - We, whose names are here under-written, being desirous to inhabit in the town of Providence, do promise to submit ourselves, in active or passive obedience, to all such orders or agreements as shall be made for public good of the body, in an orderly way, by the major consent of the present inhabitants, masters of families, incorporated together into a township, and such others whom they shall admit unto the same, only in civil things.
Էջ 39 - And otherwise than thus, what is herein forbidden, all men may walk as their consciences persuade them, every one in the name of his God. AND LET THE SAINTS OF THE MOST HIGH WALK IN THIS COLONY WITHOUT MOLESTATION, IN THE NAME OF JEHOVAH THEIR GOD, FOR EVER AND EVER.
Էջ 49 - That no person or persons whatsoever within this province, or the islands, ports, harbors, creeks, or havens thereunto belonging, professing to believe in Jesus Christ, shall from henceforth be any ways troubled, molested or discountenanced for or in respect of his or her religion nor in the free exercise thereof within this province or the islands thereunto belonging nor any way compelled to the belief or exercise of any other religion against his or her consent...
Էջ 50 - We whose names are hereunder, desirous to inhabit in the town of Providence, do promise to subject ourselves in active or passive obedience to all such orders or agreements as shall be made for public good of the body, in an orderly way, by the major assent of the present inhabitants, masters of families, incorporated together into a town fellowship, and such others whom they shall admit unto them, only in civil things.
Էջ 33 - Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic...
Էջ 20 - It is the will and command of God that (since the coming of his Son the Lord Jesus) a permission of the most Paganish, Jewish, Turkish, or anti-christian consciences and worships be granted to all men in all nations and countries: and they are only to be fought against with that sword which is only (in soul matters) able to conquer: to wit, the sword of God's Spirit, the word of God.
Էջ 43 - ... no person who does not profess the Christian religion can be admitted free of this colony.
Էջ 49 - England, and that for that end, they cause all Acts of Roman Catholic Religion to be done as privately as may be, and that they instruct all the Roman Catholics to be silent upon all occasions of discourse concerning matters of Religion; and that the said Governor and Commissioners treat the Protestants with as much mildness and favor as Justice will permit. And this to be observed at Land as well as at Sea.
Էջ 49 - Catholics to be silent upon all occasions of discourse concerning matters of Religion ; and that the said Governor and Commissioners treat the Protestants with as much mildness and favor as Justice will permit. And this to be observed at Land as well as at Sea.* Here the plan of Lord Baltimore is revealed in language that is too clear to be misinterpreted.