CROMWELL’S TOLERATION

My absence from England will prevent me from being present on the interesting occasion of the commemoration of the re-settlement of the Jews in England under the Protectorate. As I hope to be invited on a future occasion to join in this tribute to our great Statesman, I will reserve what I might have to say for a time when I can be present in person. I will now only add this, that the principle of the Protector’s policy?his desire to give all law-abiding men ample guarantees for their peaceful following of their consciences?was one of the dearest purposes of his heart, as it was one of the very rarest ideas in his age and country. He stood almost alone in his battle for absolute toleration and equal justice to all men without regard to the faith they professed. He defended it in a dozen different forms, and extended it

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