Mather, Life of William Bradford, pg. 40

"To withdraw from the communion of the parish-assemblies, and engage with some society of the faithful that should keep close unto the written word of God, as the rule of their worship...although the provoked rage of his friends tried all the ways imaginable to reclaim him from it, unto all...his answer was...‘Nevertheless, to keep a good conscience, and walk in such a way as God has prescribed in his word, is a thing which I must prefer before you all, and above life itself."