Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Obadiah Holmes” in entry massachusetts of Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History:
In 1651 Roger Williams and John Clarke were appointed agents to seek in England a confirmation of the Rhode Island charter.
Before their departure, Mr. Clarke, with Mr. Crandall and Obadiah Holmes , delegates from the Baptist Church in Newport, visited an aged Baptist brother in Lynn, Mass., who was too feeble to attend public worship.
On a Sunday morning they ventured to give
a public ex...
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