Masthead from the Salem Gazette on December 7, 1830 Vol. XLIV--New Series Vol. III No. 98 featuring biographical sketch, "Mrs. Hutchinson," by Hawthorne.

Anne Hutchinson (1591-1643) was tried for her antinomian preaching that God's grace was the road to salvation; this was in conflict with the Puritan view that good works was the only path leading to salvation.
(courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA) close window