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Backus, Isaac

(1724–1806). Congr.; opposed Saybrook* platform. Joined New Light separatists 1746. Withdrew over question of infant baptism. Bap. minister Middleborough, Massachusetts, 1756 Championed religious freedom. Trustee Brown U. Active in Warren* Assoc. Wrote A History of New England, with Particular Reference to the Denomination of Christians Called Baptists. See also Baptist Churches, 24; Church and state, 14.

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