Nov. 19, 1774:  Isaac Backus returned to Middleborough, MA, where he had been pastor of the Baptist church since 1751. Ordained in 1748, Backus became a Baptist in 1751 when he became pastor of the church.  He was a leading proponent of religious freedom leading up to the ratification of the Constitution.   He was also one of the founders of the college that became Brown University, the first Baptist school of higher learning.  ABHS has many of Backus’ writings and information about him.

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