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John Davenport, Theophilus Eaton, and the Founding of New Haven, Connecticut

A day of fasting and prayer for direction was observed, and then they formed a government, pledging themselves "to be governed in all things by the rules which the Scriptures held forth to them.

“One Small Candle Will Light a Thousand” — The Pilgrims & Religious Freedom

They were the pioneers of religious freedom—the openers of an asylum in the New World, to which the persecuted for religion's sake, and political opinions, have been flocking from that day to this. - Jackman in reference to The Pilgrims.

"One Small Candle Will Light a Thousand" — The Pilgrims & Religious Freedom

They were the pioneers of religious freedom—the openers of an asylum in the New World, to which the persecuted for religion's sake, and political opinions, have been flocking from that day to this. - Jackman in reference to The Pilgrims.

They Thanked God With All Their Hearts — William P. Jackman

God had blessed their labors, and this was to be a feast of Thanks-Giving. "So they met together and thanked God with all their hearts, for the good world and the good things in it." - Jackman

Pilgrim Faith and Determination, William Jackman

So dear to them were these privileges, that all the privations they had suffered, the sickness and death which had been in their midst, the gloomy prospect for them, could not induce them to swerve from their determination to found a State, where these blessing should be the birthright of their children. - Jackman re: The Pilgrims