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September 12th 1664 Dearest William Back in the year sixteen hundred and thirty two my pilgrim brothers and I began our long journey from the motherland England to the distant Americas all the way to a place we call Massachutes Bay As we traveled our great leader John Winthrop gave us a wonderful sermon called A Modell of Christian Charity It was our goal to become what he termed a City upon a Hill This sermon was became our core beliefs in terms of are society and what we hoped to establish First we would create a city in the physical sense Every settler would receive his own house and garden which would have fields in which the entire community would aid in tending and all would use the land for the grazing of the communities cattle Our community would be the seat of the church a place of government and a place in which all would be safe from the Indians In addition the grand community we hoped to build would also be excellant in the spiritual sense It would be a city of a god a place where all men would serve god in the way he hoped and demanded that he be served Not only in this wonderful place would God be served as he should but we would also serve our fellow men as they should be served as brothers Sadly we were not successful While at first we did enjoy limited success eventually everything fell apart We were not strong enough and could not resist the temptation of the devil Over time our resolve grew weak Dissenters such as Roger Williams and Ann Hutchinson helped cause differences in opinion But alas sadly our problems were not just limited to our ideological differences Soonwe became greedy Men stopped concerning themselves with what was best for the community but started to only care about what was
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