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Samuel Gorton NOT A BOOK

Samuel Gorton

NOT A BOOK

Published May 16th 2011
ISBN : 9786135411928
Paperback
100 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Samuel Gorton (1592-1677), English sectary and founder of the American sect of Gortonites, was born on 12 February 1592 atMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Samuel Gorton (1592-1677), English sectary and founder of the American sect of Gortonites, was born on 12 February 1592 at Gorton, Manchester, in Lancashire. He was first apprenticed to a clothier in London, but, fearing persecution for his religious convictions, he sailed for Boston, Massachusetts, in 1636. Constantly involved in religious disputes, he fled in turn to Plymouth, and (in 1637-1638) to Aquidneck Island (now Newport, Rhode Island), where he was publicly whipped for insulting the magistrates.