It could get you shunned, it could get you ex-communicated, it could even get you criminally convicted and banished. Anne Hutchinson found all this out in He also was unhappy with what he and other Puritans believed was a moral decline in his country. Winthrop and nearly one thousand other Puritans set sail across the Atlantic in eleven ships in the spring of
Several other ministers were in attendance including Rev. Anne Hutchinson appears as the accused in this trial]. Mrs Hutchinson, you are called here as one of those that have troubled the peace of the commonwealth and the churches here; you are known to be a woman that hath had a great share in the promoting and divulging of those opinions that are the cause of this trouble, and to be nearly joined not only in affinity and affection with some of those the court had taken notice of and passed censure upon, but you have spoken divers things, as we have been informed, very prejudicial to the honour of the churches and ministers thereof, and you have maintained a meeting and an assembly in your house that hath been condemned by the general assembly as a thing not tolerable nor comely in the sight of God nor fitting for your sex, and notwithstanding that was cried down you have continued the same.
Therefore we have thought good to send for you to understand how things are, that if you be in an erroneous way we may reduce you that so you may become a profitable member here among us. Otherwise if you be obstinate in your course that then the court may take such course that you may trouble us no further.
Therefore I would intreat you to express whether you do assent and hold in practice to those opinions and factions that have been handled in court already, that is to say, whether you do not justify Mr. I am called here to answer before you but I hear no things laid to my charge. I have told you some already and more I can tell you.
Have I not named some already? What have I said or done?
Why for your doings, this you did harbor and countenance those that are parties in this faction that you have heard of. Your conscience you must keep, or it must be kept for you. Must not I then entertain the saints because I must keep my conscience. It is his conscience to entertain him, but if his conscience comes into act in giving countenance and entertainment to him that hath broken the law he is guilty too.
So if you do countenance those that are transgressors of the law you are in the same fact. What law do they transgress? The law of God and of the state.
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Why in this among the rest, whereas the Lord doth say honour thy father and thy mother. Ey Sir in the Lord.
This honour you have broke in giving countenance to them. In entertaining those did I entertain them against any act for there is the thing or what God has appointed? You knew that Mr. Wheelwright did preach this sermon and those that countenance him in this do break a law.
What law have I broken? Why the fifth commandment. I deny that for he [Mr. Wheelwright] saith in the Lord.
You have joined with them in the faction. In what faction have I joined with them?
In presenting the petition. Suppose I had set my hand to the petition. You saw that case tried before. But I had not my hand to [not signed] the petition.
You have councelled them.
Why in entertaining them. What breach of law is that, Sir? Why dishonouring the commonwealth. But put the case, Sir, that I do fear the Lord and my parents.
May not I entertain them that fear the Lord because my parents will not give me leave?The male voice of Hutchinson's concerns that people were being taught a covenant of works. Says that striving after grace is a sure way it hadn't been obtained.
(s) Is put on trial for sedition in , and it is claimed that Wheelwright us under Hutchinson's control. Anne Hutchinson, a skilled midwife and herbal healer with her own interpretation of Puritan doctrine, challenged the leaders of this "wilderness theocracy," as Barbara Ritter Dailey describes it.
Anne Hutchinson was the daughter of Francis Marbury, a member of the clergy who himself had been tried and convicted of heresy in in London.
Anne was born in and grew up in the town of Alford, population less than , near the central east coast of England. At the close of her trial, Anne Hutchinson asks why she is being banished. What does her question suggest about her attitude toward the Court? Anne Hutchinson was charged with blasphemy and heresy against the Puritan order.
Explain the difference between the two accusations. The Trial of Anne Hutchinson re-creates one of the most tumultuous and significant episodes in early American history: the struggle between the followers and allies of John Winthrop, governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and those of Anne Hutchinson, a strong-willed and brilliant religious dissenter.
The controversy pushed Massachusetts to the brink of collapse and spurred a significant . Nov 09, · Watch video · Anne Hutchinson was an influential Puritan spiritual leader in colonial Massachusetts who challenged the male-dominated religious authorities of the time.