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    Green v. Washburn 1769

    From: Adams Papers | Legal Papers of John Adams | Volume 2 | K. Religion | Green v. Washburn 1769

    Prov. Law. 16. 33. 386. Temp orary Laws. About Certificates for Anabaptist Ministers and People, to be used in the Case following of Worth ington . All wise States have seen the Necessity of some Religion for the Support of Society. The Happiness of Brit ish dominions that an order of Men. The Romans and Grecians would have thought themselves happy if they had had such an order of Men. All...
    2Editorial Note (Adams Papers)
    The Province Charter of 1691 provided that there should be “a liberty of Conscience allowed in the Worshipp of God to all Christians (Except Papists)” who inhabited Massachusetts. Despite these bold if less than all-embracing words, the faith of the founding Puritans constituted the “establishment” of the province. It continued as such beyond the time of independence and well into the 19th...