Mather, Richard

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mather, richard

English-bornEnglish-born American Congregational minister, father of Increase Mather and three other Puritan ministers. After joining the Great Migration of Puritans from England to New England (1635), he was elected "teacher" minister at Dorchester, Mass., and became locally celebrated as a preacher and formulator of Congregational creed and policy

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