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  1. Alan Johnson Alan Johnson says:

    Chapter 9 of my book The First American Founder Roger Williams and Freedom of Conscience discussed the influence of Roger Williams ca 1603 83 on the Founders of the United States of America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries After publication of the book I became aware of another eighteenth century Founder who was knowledgeable about WilliamsEzra Stiles 1727 95 was a famous member of the eighteenth century Founding generation He interacted with such luminaries as Benjamin Franklin James Manning Isaac Backus Stephen Hopkins and Samuel Ward among others He was president of Yale University from 1778 to 1795 Stiles knew about Roger Williams and visited his gravesite on April 30 1772 His diary entry for that date states30 Rode to Providence Rhode Island visited the Grave of the famous Mr Roger Williams once Pastor of Salem Massachusetts—there is no inscribed stone or Monument at the Grave He was buried about ten rods back from the Spring in the main street called Williams's Spring to this day; nigh to which I saw the spot where his House stood His Grave is on the side of the hill in the lot adjoyning the 14 acre Lot lately purchased by the Congregational Church for a parsonage it is I should judge 20 or 25 Rods South East from the Church of England The Literary Diary of Ezra Stiles DD LLD ed Franklin Bowditch Dexter 3 vols New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1901 1230Stiles again visited the Roger Williams gravesite on October 6 1785 Ibid 3190Although Stiles was familiar with Roger Williams's history he was not sympathetic to the principles of church state separation and freedom of conscience espoused by Williams Backus Manning Hopkins and others Stiles was upset and aggravated by the controversy over the founding of a Baptist college in Rhode Island and by the continuing efforts of Baptists to end the state church in New England especially Manning's part in an effort to persuade the Continental Congress to stop the persecution of Baptists in Massachusetts J Stanley Lemons James Manning and His Revolutionary Church Rhode Island History 73 no 2 SummerFall 2015 74 For additional details see ibid 74 81

  2. Lissa Notreallywolf Lissa Notreallywolf says:

    OMG this guy writes as much as I do And this was fascinating all three 600 page volumes It's like being an eye witness to the American Revolution This guy wasI read this from an on line source paying particular attention to Stile's study of Chemistry at Yale with a mysterious Mr Initial forgotten somewhere I hope I have notes on this I had hopes of finding out who the visiting British professor of chemistry was only to find my hopes dashed when I was reading The First Salute by B Tuchman She tells the story of the sacking of Yale on p 158which inspired Stile to write GovTyron about the loss of books and manuscripts from his institution accusing him of conducting a 'war against science' No record of the papers was ever disclosed and it's possible that the mysterious Mr? has been lost to the Revolutionary War Or possibly information can be found in Townsend Charles Harvey The British Invasion of New Haven Connecticut New Haven 1879Also of note in this book are the numerous references to Mr Stiles wife who suffered a multitude of ills mostly described as fever

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