April 2, 1667.  Three Baptists were fined for ‘absence from the Ordinances of publicke worship’ in Cambridge, MA.    ABHS has original church records for Broadway Baptist church in Cambridge for the years 1862-1967.  ABHS also has several books published in 1667 and 1668 that deal with the necessity for people to attend church and hear sermons.  There is also one, by Sir Charles Wolseley promoting the idea that force should not be used to attend church.

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