Sept 12, 1794.  Samuel Perkins, a tax collector in Connecticut, was ordered by a Justice of the Peace to collect a tax from Baptists, and if they didn’t pay the tax, Perkins could take their property and commit them to prison.  Pastors and lay people alike were jailed, whipped, or placed in the stocks.  Nevertheless, they persisted, and many Baptist churches were planted and thrived.  ABHS has many histories of the early Baptists.

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