Oppose separation of C &S and lose right to vote
Posted: 17 December 2007 08:11 AM   [ Ignore ]
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The form of government established by the Rhode-Islanders was, as to civil affairs, much like those of the other colonies, but in the important article of religion, they differed from them all. [B]Liberty of conscience was, in the first social compact at Providence, established by law, and no one was allowed to vote among them, who opposed it.[/B]

—GENERAL HISTORY OF THE BAPTIST DENOMINATION IN AMERICA AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD, BY DAVIH BENEDICT- PASTOR OF THE BAPTIST CHURCH IN PAWTUCKET, Published 1813, Page 465.

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