With Puritan inclinations, our minister recalls Roger Williams of New England's promotion of "soul liberty" and his rejection of Puritans' doctrine of God's elect as heresy (Foner 63).
I came in, only to find Elizabeth, my wife, crying. Upon inquiry, I was told Gilbert, an African slave working in a neighboring farm had been whipped repeatedly for having sex with another female slave (Foner 52).
News spread across colonies of possible French forays into colonies under British rule. Sir Edmund Andros, Governor of New York, reportedly forms an alliance, Covenant Chain, with Iroquois Indians in order to counter French threats (Foner 83).
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February 24, 1689
News spread about overthrowing James II of England and triggers riots and violence in many colonies (Foner 92).
November 20, 1691
I was alarmed by reports of several girls succumbing to nightmares and fits after experimenting with magic in Salem, Massachusetts (Foner 94).
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Foner, Eric. Give Me Liberty!: An American History. Vol. 1. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2004. Print.