Here the people, who choose its civil rulers, are God's people, in covenant with him, they are members of the churches; God's laws and God's servants are enquired of for counsel" An early use of American as an ideal 1647 Nathaniel Ward, Massachusetts lawmaker, having returned to London, published The simple cobbler of Aggawam in America under the pseudonym Theodore de la Guard.
It contains the phrase "an Article of our American Creed".
It was captured by the English in 1664, given to the king's brother (the Duke of York), and renamed New York.
This name has also been given to the state of the USA in which the city stands.
The southern colonies, such as in Chesapeake Bay 1614 New Netherlands The Dutch West India Company explored and began to settle an area north of Virginia in 1614.
The English, led by Sir William Penn and General Robert Venables, took over the last Spanish fort in Jamaica in 1655.
Ann Hutchinson did not hold that the redeemed are above the law.
She did hold that her own certainty of salvation was sufficient and that it was not subject to testing by the Massachusetts' Ministry.
He named this New Amsterdam, and the Dutch holdings in the area were collectively called New Netherlands.
New Amsterdam was granted self government by the Dutch in 1652.
The church in New England appears to have been aware of the disruption that Quakers and Ranters had caused in England, and prepared to repel them if they arrived.