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English Baptist Pressure on American Baptists to end Slavery

Monday, July 7th, 2008

English Baptist Pressure on American Baptists to end Slavery This item is from the English Baptists, seeking to urge their American friends to take the lead in the young nation in bringing the system of slavery to an end. In 1833, the English Baptists sent a letter to their American counterparts. It is “From the [...]

John Leland’s Fourth of July Oration

Friday, July 4th, 2008

John Leland, born in Grafton, Massachusetts, served for a while in Virginia and then back in Massachusetts. This was part of his 4th of July 1802 oration: . . . Disdain mean suspicion, but cherish manly jealousy; be always jealous of your liberty, your rights.

A Colonial Baptist Plea for Relief from Taxation

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

A Colonial Baptist Plea for Relief from Taxation In 1775, the Baptists sent this resolution to the Massachusetts General Court.

A Baptist Plea for Religious Liberty from 1774

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

A Baptist Plea for Religious Liberty from 1774 The Warren (Rhode Island) Baptist Association sent Isaac Backus (1724-1806), a prominent pastor from Middleborough, Massachusetts, to the Continental Congress in 1774. This is part of their plea for religious liberty seeking help from the Continental Congress:

Baptists and Religious Liberty

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Baptists and Religious Liberty In this week leading up to Independence Day, we will reprint some interesting Baptist material on freedom. We will begin with the struggle for religious liberty in the American Colonies, and next week continue with the problem of Slavery in the new nation. Two great New Englanders, Isaac Backus and John [...]

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