1803 - Adin Ballou was born in Cumberland, Rhode Island. A minister of Prince Street Universalist Society in New York City, he helped establish and maintain the utopian Hopedale Community in Massachusetts. He supported the idea of Restorationism, or limited future punishment, against the more liberal views of his famous cousin, Hosea Ballou, who held there would be no future punishment at all. Read more about Adin Ballou.
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