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John Cotton (1585–1652)

Cotton, John. An American prose-writer and clergyman; born in Derby, England, Dec. 4, 1584; died in Boston, Dec. 23, 1652. Upon his arrival in America he became “teacher” of the first church of Boston. A religious controversy with Roger Williams called forth his work ‘The Bloody Tenet, Washed and Made White in the Blood of the Lamb.’ Cotton was an industrious worker, and published nearly fifty books.