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Williams, Roger to John Winthrop

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01590 Author/Creator: Williams, Roger Place Written: Providence, Rhode Island Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 July 1640 ca Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Discusses the current behavior of the Native Americans in his area. Mentions struggles between the sachem Uncas, allied with the European settlers, and his enemy, Miantinomo. Postscript possibly refers to the efforts of King Charles I to restore High Church liturgy in Scotland. Written to Royal Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony Winthrop during (or shortly after) his second term. Date of composition may be 7 June 1640 instead of 6 July 1640. Williams was founder of Rhode Island.

People: Winthrop, John, 1588-1649.
Williams, Roger, 1604?-1683.

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: American Indian History, Religion, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Military History

Sub Era: Early Settlements The 13 Colonies