Formed 1767 at Warren, R. I., by 4 Bap. congs. (of Warren, R. I., and Haverhill, Bellingham, and Middleborough, Massachusetts) on the model of the Philadelphia Assoc. (see Baptist Churches, 4, 26), to secure denominational cooperation in educ., evangelization, and the struggle for religious liberty. Chief initial leader: J. Manning.* See also Backus, Isaac.
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