MINUTES OF THE SAVANNAH RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, AT ITS FORTY-EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY, HELD WITH SMYRNA CHURCH, BARNWELL DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA, NOVEMBER 24, 25, 26 AND 27, 1849.

Savannah: J.B. Cubbedge, Book & Job Printer, 1849. 19, [1] pp. Original printed wrappers [some chipping], stitched. Text lightly foxed, Good+.

The rear wrapper lists the member ministers, their churches, and "post offices." The Minutes recite the meeting's activities. The Association's Report answers several queries, including this one from Euhaw: "Should a church exclude a colored member, who has, in accordance with the wish and command of his owner, put away his wife, and married another?" Answer: Despite "the scripture requirement of implicit obedience from servants to their own masters," the separation of husband and former wife, "when the parties remain in the same neighborhood, does not preclude the hope of subsequent reunion." Hence, the second marriage is "of dubious morality" and the church should "relieve herself from responsibility, by excluding such member from her communion."
The Corresponding Letter from H.D. Duncan, Moderator, reminds the flock that "our colored population look to us, and us alone under God, for instruction in the way of life."
FIRST EDITION. Not in De Renne, Sabin, LCP. Item #25432

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