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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Universalists, (search)
Universalists, A sect who believe in the final salvation of all. James Relly, who published his Union in 1760, founded the sect of Universalists in Great Britain; and John Murray, in America, about 1770. The sect barely exists in Great Britain, but flourishes in the United States. In 1818 Hosea Ballou taught that retribution is confined to this life, and those who could not accept this doctrine formed a distinct sect and took the name of Universal Restorationists at Mendon, Mass., Aug. 17, 1831. University and College education in the United States