Saturday, November 1, 2008

Charter of Carolina, 1663

One purpose of this blog is to help remind us of our Christian background. Often in discussions we see in the news, it is argued that we were not founded with any strong Christian roots.

In the Charter of Carolina, King Charles II outlined the main reason for Sir William Berkeley's establishment of a colony in the Americas:

"Being excited with a laudable and pious zeal for the propagation of the Christian faith...[they] have humbly besought leave of us ... to transport and make an ample colony ... unto a certain country... in the parts of America not yet cultivated or planted, and inhabited by some ...people, who have no knowledge of Almighty God."

See the Avalon Project's website for the complete text.

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