Rev. Thomas Allen

Rev. Thomas Allen Writings and Biography

Allen, Rev. Thomas; 1743-1810; first clergyman in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., 1764--served 46 years in that then frontier region; for years prior to 1776 a leader in the fight for Liberty--partly as head of "The Berkshire Constitutionalists" in the forefront of the movement for written Constitutions to safeguard Liberty; always active in town-meetings in this connection, helping to draft and get adopted appropriate resolutions; active as a Chaplain in the Revolutionary forces; typified New England clergy's leadership in working and fighting for "Liberty and Independence."

Biographical data courtesy of The American Ideal of 1776: 12 Basic American Principles.