Amendment I (Religion)

[Volume 5, Page 52]

Document 8

King James II, Instructions to Governor Thomas Dongan

1682Stokes 1:166

You shall permit all persons of what Religion soever quietly to inhabit within your Government without giving them any disturbance or disquiet whatsoever for or by reason of their differing Opinions in matters of Religion, Provided they give no disturbance to ye public peace, nor do molest or disquiet others in ye free Exercise of their Religion.

The Founders' Constitution
Volume 5, Amendment I (Religion), Document 8
The University of Chicago Press

Stokes, Anton Phelps, ed. Church and State in the United States. 3 vols. New York: Harper & Bros., 1950.

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