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Collection Reference Number GLC02493
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1700-1753 
Title Cotton Mather to Simon Bradstreet and Joseph Stevens
Date 28 February 1716
Author Mather, Cotton (1663-1728)  
Recipient Stevens, Joseph  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Inquires about a man named Rudgen (or Brigden), who had moved into the neighborhood of the Boston church Mather ministered. Some people from Charlestown came to Mather with information that Rudgen had libeled his mother and signed a confession to that effect, and that because of the confession Bradstreet and Stevens had expelled him from their church in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Mather cannot permit him to worship at his church because of the expulsion, and he is distraught. Entreats them to visit Rudgen when they are in Boston. He would like to help Rudgen and requests them to advise him.
Subjects Religion  Children and Family  Law  Women's History  
People Mather, Cotton (1663-1728)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Religion; Women in American History; Children & Family; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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