John Wheelwright, His Writings


Including His Fast-Day Sermon, 1637, and His Mercurius Americanus, 1645; With a Paper Upon the Genuineness of the Indian Deed of 1629, and a Memoir

When the religious fervor created by John Wheelwright and Anne Hutchison in the Massachusetts Bay Colony became politically troublesome for Governor Winthrop, he had them banished. Some historians believe that Winthrop used his influence among scholars and wealthy colonists to advance his version of events and minimize Wheelwright's popularity. To this day, some New England genealogical historians take sides. There are those who hold a Northern New England (Wheelwright) bias and those who hold a Massachusetts Bay Colony (Winthrop) bias. Bell presents Wheelwright's perspective in this work.

Charles H. Bell

1876, reprint, index, 253 pp.

ISBN: 9780788404818