On justification: The twelfth circular letter of the several ministers and messengers of the churches
comprising the South Devon and Cornwall Baptist Association
Assembled at Helston, May 11 & 12th 1836, together with the Minutes of their meeting, facts & observations etc; Home Mission report etc.
Falmouth: Printed by James Philp. pp. 16.
Prepared by Michael Steer
Baptist Christians have been in South Devon for many generations. Congregations were started in response to the preaching of courageous believers who challenged the political "status quo" and who opposed the absolute authority of the state church. Freedom of religion, of conscience, and speech were won by such brave and principled people. Known as "Dissenters" because they refused to accept the centralised organisation that linked the national Church with Parliament, these Free Churches sacrificed their civil rights and privileges to the demands of their principles and their understanding of the Bible. There was a long struggle ahead before wisdom prevailed and the "rights" which we now take for granted were finally established in law and custom in the UK and Europe This rare and much sought-after book was produced digitally from a copy in the Bodleian Library collection and can be downloaded from Google Books. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.
|Beddow, Brother B||2-4, 16|
|Bayne, Brother J||2-3|
|Bond, Brother W H||2-3|
|Burchell, Brother W F||2-4, 16|
|Butcher, Brother J||2|
|Fuller, Brother W H||2-4, 16|
|Haynes, Brother T||2|
|Hewlett, Brother J P||4, 13, 16|
|Newcombe, Brother W||2|
|Nicholson, Brother Samuel||2-4, 12, 16|
|Prance, Brother W||2|
|Read, Brother J||2-3|
|Rogers, Brother C||2-3, 16|
|Sambell, Brother P||2-3|
|Spasshatt, Brother J||2-3, 16|
|Sprague, Brother (Bovey Tracey)||2|
|Tippett, Brother C||2, 16|
|Wilson, Brother C||2-4, 16|