What Cheer, Providence? Today’s random image is Roger Williams finding help after his banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for being the wrong kind of Christian.
After leaving Massachusetts, Williams, with the assistance of the Narragansett tribe, established a settlement at the junction of two rivers near Narragansett Bay, located in present-day Rhode Island. He declared the settlement open to all those seeking freedom of conscience and the removal of the church from civil matters, and many dissatisfied Puritans came. Taking the success of the venture as a sign from God, Williams named the community “Providence.”
Keep Providence dissident, Netop.
Historic illustration from Chicago State University.