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Roger Williams (1604?–1683)

Williams, Roger. An English-American clergyman, and founder of the State of Rhode Island; born about 1604; died about 1683. His chief distinction lies in founding the first State in which liberty of conscience is guaranteed to every man. He published: ‘Key into the Language of America; or, An Help to the Language of the Natives in that Part of America Called New England,’ etc. (1643); ‘Mr. Cotton’s Letter,’ etc. (1644); and ‘The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution for Cause of Conscience Discussed in a Conference between Truth and Peace,’ etc. (1644); ‘The Bloudy Tenent yet More Bloudy,’ etc. (1652); ‘The Hireling Ministry None of Christ’s,’ etc. (1652); ‘Experiments of Spiritual Life and Health,’ etc. (1652); ‘George Fox Digg’d Out of his Burrowes,’ etc. (1676); and ‘A New England Fire-Brand Quenched,’ etc. (1679).