In the article by Sydney E. Ahlstrom on “Thomas Hooker—Puritanism and Democratic Citizenship” in the December, 1963, issue of Church History (XXXII, 4, p. 418) an alteration on the proofs did not make the printer's deadline due to a postal delay. In the interests of precision, the characterization of Edmund S. Morgan's The Puritan Dilemma had been revised to read as follows:
…he counteracts the interpretation of T. J. Wertenbaker and J. T. Adams by accenting the extension of political rights and the limitation of clerical authority in the Bay Colony. Compared to Winthrop's moderation, he finds the ‘belligerent precisionism’ of Thomas Dudley and Roger Williams impractical and ineffective.
Mr. Morgan does say that Winthrop “extended political rights to a larger proportion of the people than enjoyed such rights in England” (p. 92) and that “of all the governments in the Western world at that time, that of early Massachusetts gave the clergy least authority” (p. 96), but not explicitly—as I may have implied—that the Bay Colony was “the most liberal government then existing in the world.”