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Most Crown-appointed governors remained submitted to their king, and one wrote to the Board of Trade in England: “If you ask an American, who is his master? He will tell you he has none, nor any governor but Jesus Christ.” (Niles, Principles and Acts of the Revolution in America, p. 198)

Which may have given rise to the cry which was soon passed up and down the length of America by the Committees of Correspondence: “No king but King Jesus!” (Cushing Stout, The New Heavens and the New Earth, p. 59)