I did find this observation from B. B. Warfield mildly amusing: There were many men of the highest character among the earlier immigrants, and the newcomers themselves brought with them. that tendency to eccentricity of opinion and extremity of temper which seems to be in the New England blood, and which has made New England, along with its intellectual and moral leadership of the nation, also unhappily the fertile seed-plot of fads and extravagances. Benjamin B. Warfield, ‘John Humphrey Noyes and his “Bible Communists” I. The Environment’, Bibliotheca Sacra, 78, no. 309 (January 1921), p. 43.