Plymouth Colony's 1636 code included bill of rights.
"The other direction in which Plymouth made a distinctive contribution ...was the formulation of certain provisions of new substantive law: civil marriage, equality of descent among children, provision for widows, and recording of deeds."
John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse
Church and State in Plymouth
"...the colony was far more flexible in its definition of orthodoxy than its larger neighbors--"