Encyclopedia Brunoniana


  • The earliest known reference to a play performed by students is in the 1757 edition of Thomas Otway’s works in the College Library where a note in the hand of Nicholas Brown 1786 at the beginning of "The Cheats of Scapin," reads, "Acted in the Hall in Providencè as a Farce to the ‘Revengè’ April: 1785 With Great Applause."Dramatics
  • On June 1, 1757 Morgan Edwards was ordained pastor of a Baptist church in Cork, Ireland.Edwards, Morgan
  • Hopkins was a delegate to the Colonial Congress in Albany in 1754, the Colonial Congress in Boston in 1757, a member of the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.Hopkins, Stephen