January 9, 1724 - November 20, 1806
Baptist Preacher who campaigned against state-established churches in New England and helped to found Brown University
From Norwich, Connecticut
Served in Middleborough, Massachusetts
"The scheme we oppose evidently tends to destroy the purity and life of religion; for the inspired apostle assures us, that the church is espoused as a chaste virgin to Christ, and is obliged to be subject to him in every thing, as a true wife is to her husband."