People of Massachusetts understood that it was difficult to get on with Roger, who went condemning English monarch. Therefore, the chief of Boston sent a constable down to Salem in order to seize Roger and send him back to London. When Roger knew this he escaped to the woods.
Roger decided to go to the old Massasoit for help. It was a black day and heavy snowfall. Massasoit was living eighty miles south west from Salem, near Mount Hope which is now Rhode Island. Roger went on through thick forest on foot. As there were no proper road through the woods, the journey was tiresome, despite he did not hesitate, he took hatchet to chop firewood, flint and steel to strike fire with (for in those days people ahd no matches) and pocket compass to make out directions.
In the spring of 1636, Roger began building a hut for himself at Seeknok on the east banks of Seeknok river. It was told that his cabin stood on the ground owned by the people of Masschusetts. He took canoe and sought for a new place to build.
"What cheer, what cheer", the shout came from Indians who were standing on the western bank of the river Seeknok. That was the Indian way of saying how do you do? The minister was very glad and landed on what is now called "What Cheer Rock?" the red Indians showed the place little further away which was owned by Canonicus. Canonicus offered the land to the minister very gladly. Williams believed that the King of providence "Jesus Christ" had guided him to this pleasant place and for this reason he named it as Providence. Providence was the first settlement made in America which offered a home to all men without asking them anything about their religion, church etc. Providence grew in time to be the chief city in the state of Rhode Island. All joined hands together to fight for the liberty, during revolution.
Directions: Answer the following multiple choice questions. Also, answer the following questions on a sheet of paper:
1. Narrate the incidents what made Roger Williams flee from Salem?
2. Summarize his journey through the woods?