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So I was reading Cotton Mather’s narrative of troubled Roger Williams, whom the Boston magistrates exiled because he had made such a nuisance of himself up that way. I found the following humorous—and enlightening! I’m sure Mather hardly meant to suggest that all of Roger William’s problems were mental. But it sure seems like he thinks something was amiss and needed treatment.

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