Ann Hutchinson

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Ann Hutchinson

        Ann Hutchinson was a member of the Puritan Movement that had ventured across the Atlantic in order to practice there religion without consequence. She was married to William Hutchinson and barred nine children. She arrived in the Puritan colony at Massachusetts Bay in 1634 and was exiled in April of 1638 due to her threat towards the puritan colony. Ann Hutchinson was considered a threat towards the Puritan colony due to her regular meetings and views on the ministries, her influence on the people of the colony, and her deliverance of a covenant of works.

        Ann Hutchinson was accused of holding religious meetings where she shared her views on the current religious figures. It was said that she believed these individuals were un-fit to preach the new testament and that they were preaching a covenant of works rather than a covenant of grace. In her trail she stated that these meetings were held and weren’t breaking any law. She did not admit too declaring the current ministers un-fit for their jobs, however did state that they could not speak a covenant of grace so clearly as Mr. Cotton.