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Sunday School Lihary. N. 33.

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THE PURITANS.

"So absolute was the authority of the crown, that the
precious spark of liberty had been kindled and was pre-
served by the PURITANS ALONE: and it was to this sect
that the English owe the wHOLE FREEDOM OF THEIR
CONSTITUTION."-Hume.

by Alden, Joseph, lemong

NEW YORK:

PUBLISHED BY M. W. DODD,

BRICK CHURCH CHAPEL, CITY HALL SQUARE.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1849,

BY M. W. DODD,

In the Clerk's Office of the Southern District of New York.

THOMAS B. SMITH, STEREOTYPER,

216 WILLIAM STREET, N. Y.

PREFACE.

THE facts related in the following pages have been drawn from authentic sources, not readily accessible to the American public. They will be found to be interesting, and suggestive of profitable thought. It is hoped that they will be the means of stimulating the reader to a thorough study of Puritan history.

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