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1 See the apology of Drs. Cox and Hoby in “The Baptists in America: A Narrative of the Deputation from the Baptist Union in England,” etc., N. Y., 1836, Chap. 5; and Mr. Thompson's public review of the whole matter in London (Lib. 6.133, 137, and also 146, 194, 198). Dr. Cox was afterwards present at the Faneuil Hall meeting in Boston (Chap. 11; Lib. 6.138; and below, p. 497), where Mr. Thompson was no longer the accuser, but the murderously accused.
5 A congregation had already been formed with this designation, and had with difficulty obtained recognition from an Orthodox council, owing to the following rule of covenant: ‘All persons who use or traffic in ardent spirits as a drink, all adhering masons, and all slaveholders, or those who are concerned in the buying and selling of slaves, shall be excluded from the communion-table and the pulpit.’ See the whole story and its sequel in “Right and wrong in Boston” for 1837.
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