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1 ANONYMOUS. Plain Guide to Baptism; Being a Short Treatise upon Subjects and Mod
1832 pamphlet 19TH-AM-MA-BOSTON-PEIRCE 
ANONYMOUS. A Plain Guide to Baptism; Being a Short Treatise upon Subjects and Mode. By a Servant of Jesus Christ, Who has often been invited to preach to Baptist Churches, but always debarred from their communion!!! [8 lines scripture] Boston: Press of Peirce & Parker, No. 9, Cornhill. 1832. Duodecimo.

Pamphlet in probably later plain paper wrapper, untrimmed with page edges tattered, light to medium foxing, small tear in inside margin of title, 3cm tear in text of one leaf repaired with archival rag paper. Collation: 1-26, 32. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, [3]-28pp. OCLC locates: Emory U Pitts; U Ill.; S Bapt Theol Sem; New Orleans Bapt Theol Sem; Amer Antq Soc; Kent State U; Presb Hist Soc. Amer. Imprints 32-14283 adds Cong. Libr Boston; Zion Research Libr Brookline; Brown U.

The anonymous author (probably a Congregationalist) begins: "This treatise is designed to present in a concise form and plain manner, some of the most correct and convincing views of the subject of Baptism... And now understand what the subject in debate is. It is not whether adult believers, who have not received baptism, should be baptized. Nor is it, whether baptism by immersion is an acceptable and valid mode. Upon these points, we have no dispute with our Baptist brethren. But what I shall endeavor to establish is this: That the children of believers should be dedicated to God in baptism; and That baptism by sprinkling is a Scriptural and valid mode."--p.3. 
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2 LOOMIS, HUBBEL Letters on Christian Baptism. I. The Mode of Baptism. II. The Subjec
1818 Disbound pamphlet Norwich, CT 
LOOMIS, HUBBEL. Letters on Christian Baptism. I. The Mode of Baptism. II. The Subject of Baptism, Containing some Direct Arguments in Support of Infant Baptism. III. Further Arguments for Infant Baptism--the Evidence for Infant Baptism and for Female Communion Compared--and an Application of the Subject. From Rev. Hubbel Loomis of Willington, to his Brother Mr. Joel Loomis, of Lyme. [6 lines scripture] Norwich: {Conn.] Hubbard & Marvin, Printers. 1818. Octavo.

Disbound pamphlet, light to moderate foxing, occasional pencil placemarks in margins. Collation: 1-84, last leaf blank. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, (1) recommendation, (1) preface, [5]-61pp, (3) blank. American Bibliography #44612.

Hubbel Loomis (1775-1872), Congregational and then Baptist clergyman; married Jerusha Burt of Longmeadow, Mass. "He was licensed as a Congregationalist minister in 1801. His first pastorate was in Willington, Conn., where he continued twenty-four years, uniting with his pastoral duties the work of teacher, one of his pupils being Jared Sparks, afterwards so eminent as president of Harvard College... In later years of this pastorate, as a result of earnest study of the scriptures with reference to questions of denominational difference, he became a Baptist, and united with the Baptist church of Willington... In 1829 Mr. Loomis removed to Illinois... settled in Upper Alton, and then founded the seminary which in 1835 became incorporated as Shurtleff College... He was remarkable for conscientiousness; an ardent advocate of human rights, and a warm friend of moral reforms..."--Cathcart: Baptist Ency., p.715. In the first letter, the author argues that while immersion is a proper form of baptism, sprinkling & pouring are also permitted. In the second letter, while supporting believers baptism of adults he also accept infant baptism. In the third letter he argues against closed communion. 
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3 MILLER Presbyterianism the Truly Primitive and Apostolical Constitution of th
19TH-AM-PA-PHILA 
MILLER, SAMUEL. Presbyterianism the Truly Primitive and Apostolical Constitution of the Primitive Church of Christ. By Samuel Miller, D.D. Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Church Government in the Theological Seminary at Princeton, New Jersey. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication. (c1835). 12mo, 12.7 x 19.8cm. Bound publisher's green cloth, faded gilt title on spine, brighter gilt design on front cover depicting vines and books, mottled--i.e. varnish coming out of cloth in small spots all over, corners bumped, fraying and wearing through cloth at spine ends and corners, yellow endpapers with large bookplate of the "Philomathen Literary Society of Bethel Academical Institute" on front paste-down endpaper--same name in calligraphic pencil on front flyleaf with name "John Borelandibus" below, modern bookplate of M.S. Carothers on rear paste-down endpaper, pencil arithmetic notes on rear endpapers, light occasional foxing. Collation: A3-6, B-H6, I2. Also signed with numbers: 1-86. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, [5]-98pp. Bound with: MILLER, SAMUEL. Infant Baptism Scriptural and Reasonable: and Baptism by Sprinkling or Affusion, the Most Suitable and Edifying Mode. [Same author & publisher statement as above] (c1835). Collation: [R]4-6, S-Z6, 2A6, 2B4, last leaf blank. Pagination: (1) title, (1) advertisement & copyright, [5]-122pp. Last 20 leaves with very light water stain on bottom. Samuel Miller (1769-1850) American Presbyterian divine, professor of ecclesiastical history and church government in the Princeton Theological Seminary, 1813-49. "He was a stanch Calvinist and entered heartily into the defense of his positions. He was particularly prominent in the discussions which led to the disruption of the Presbyterian Church in 1837."-- 
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4 SHAFFER Treatise on Baptism, in Two Parts. Part I.--Infant Baptism. Part I
19TH-AM-OH-CINCINNATI-THOMPSON 
SHAFFER, HIRAM M. A Treatise on Baptism, in Two Parts. Part I.--Infant Baptism. Part II.--The Mode. By Rev. Hiram M. Shaffer. [4 lines scripture] Cincinnati: Printed for the Author. R. P. Thompson, Printer. (c1847) 16mo, 10.6 x 15.3cm. Sometime newly rebound in modern leather with red morocco title label, parallel gilt fillet lines divide spine into 5 panels, new marbled endpapers, light to medium foxing with a few pages heavier. Collation: [1]8, 2-168, last two leaves blank. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, [3]-5 contents, (1) blank, [7]-8 introduction, (1) half title, (1) blank, [11]-119 part I, (1) blank; (1) half-title, (1) blank, [123]-251pp, (5) blank. Hiram M. Shaffer was apparently a Methodist author as his book was also published by the Methodist Book Concern. 
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