But where even the most isolated settlements had striven to keep faith with God and with one another, God kept faith with them.
According to a history of the town of Sudbury, the reason that Sudbury rather than Concord was chosen by the Indians as their next point of attack was that the Indians feared the influence that Concord’s minister, Edward Bulkely, had with the Great Spirit. The history quotes an old Indian chronicle as follows:
“We no prosper if we burn Concord,” said they. “The Great Spirit love that people. He tell us not to go there. They have a great man there. He great pray.” (from document: “Old Sudbury”, p. 23)