Religion: Visit to the Plantations

Visit to the Plantations "Whereas We are credibly Informed, That in many of Our Plantations, Colonies and Factories beyond the Seas, belonging to Our Kingdom of England, the Provision for Ministers is very mean, and many others of Our Said Plantations, Colonies and Factories are wholly Destitute and Unprovided of a Maintenance for Ministers, and the Public Worship of God; and for lack of Support and Maintenance for such, many of our Loving Subjects do want the Administration of God's Word and Sacraments, and seem to be abandoned to Atheism and Infidelity . . ."

In such royal, rolling phrases, King William...

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