Anne Hutchinson: Religious Leader (Colonial Leaders) by Beth Clark

By Beth Clark

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The ministers disagreed, saying that she had held her beliefs for years. Finally, John Cotton announced his decision that she must be forced to leave the colony and the church. Pastor Wilson excommunicated her, essentially saying that she was no longer a Christian and turning her over to the devil. Anne Hutchinson’s life in the New World had never been easy, but how could she have imagined it would end with banishment from the colony and excommunication from the church? Yet she was not the first person forced to leave.

They needed to let her know that the church no longer accepted her. On March 15, 1638, a crowd had gathered to hear Anne Hutchinson’s sentence. When she arrived at the meeting house, she did not have Anne Hutchinson/Colonial 4 1/16/01 6:22 AM Page 57 Faithful to the End much support, but people were shocked to see how old and tired she looked. She had struggled bravely as she fought for her beliefs, and her eyes had the sad, weary look of a defeated soldier. Many of her friends had either left the colony or were afraid to be on her side anymore.

Under his direction as a 12-term governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Boston was founded. 33 Anne Hutchinson/Colonial 4 1/16/01 6:21 AM Page 34 34 ANNE HUTCHINSON meeting for men. Winthrop could tell by their excited conversation and by the smiles on their faces as they left the Hutchinson house that they were devoted to Anne Hutchinson and that they agreed with her. John Winthrop saw Anne Hutchinson as a threat to his dream of keeping the Massachusetts Bay Colony a purely Puritan community.

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