[Milton-L] Self-referencing by Puritans?

Christopher Baker Christopher.Baker at armstrong.edu
Tue Nov 13 12:45:36 EST 2007

Did the Puritans ever refer to themselves by that name?  The OED does not so indicate, and since the term was mostly pejorative (aside from other, more positive terms they used such as "saints") I would be interested in an early modern source example if one exists.  This question came from a student.
Chris Baker 

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