John Winthrop's “A Model of
Christian Charity” Speech1
On Board the Arbella,
On the Atlantic Ocean.
By the Honorable John Winthrop Esquire.
In His passage, (with the great Company of Religious people, of which
Christian Tribes he was the Brave Leader and famous Governor;) from
the Island of Great Britain, to New-England in the North America.
 God Almighty in his most holy and wise providence hath so disposed of the condition of mankind, as in all times some must be rich some poor, some high and eminent in power and dignity, others mean and in subjection.3