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  •  I'll check yours out (3+ / 0-)

    for sure. You might want to look at Watertown. It had a reputation for relative tolerance under Saltonstall. A lot of people in Watertown in the 1630s ended up in CT because Watertown wasn't quite far enough from the meddling of Boston. They didn't stick around long. Wethersfield, CT, which was founded in the mid-1630s and soon largely abandoned in favor of Hartford, was originally called Watertown for that reason.

    One guy very interesting in that respect was John Oldham. He'd left Plymouth in a huff, went back to England later to fight about some stuff, ended up in Watertown, scouted CT, and ultimately was killed in the Narragansett war.

    “Republicans...think American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people... And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” Harry S. Truman

    by fenway49 on Fri May 09, 2014 at 10:15:03 AM PDT

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