A distinguished minister from Southampton, England. In 1630 he preached a farewell sermon for more than 400 emigrants who had gathered to sail to the New World. Cotton declared that like the ancient Israelites these emigrants were God’s chosen people, headed for the land he had promised and prepared. That in this new land they would be able to labor undisturbed for the glory of God. He later joined them.
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