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PROVED TO BE
A HUMAN TRADITION;
THE SUBSTANCE OF A DEBATE
MR. JOHN WALKER, A MINISTER OF THE SECESSION,
AND ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, V. D. M..
A REGULAR BAPTIST MINISTER;
Held at Mount Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio, on the
TO WHICH IS ADDED,
A LARGE APPENDIX.
PUBLISHED BY ALEXANDER CAMPBELL.
"You make void the law of God by your traditions."
District of Virginia, west of the Allegheny Mount. to wit:
BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the ninth day of August, in the 45th year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. CAMPBELL, of the said district, has deposited in his office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit ;
"Infant Sprinkling proved to be a human tradition; being the substance of a debate on Christian baptism, between Mr John Walker, a Minister of the Secession; and Alexander Campbell, V. D. M. a regular baptist minister, held at Mount Pleasant Jefferson county, Ohio, on the 19th and 20th June 1820, in the presence of a very nuTo which is added, a large merous and respectable congregation You make void the law Appendix Published by A. Campbell. of rod by your traditions Teaching for doctrines the commandJesus Christ. But when divers were hardened and ments of men.' before the multitude, he believed not. but spake evil of that we (Paul) departed from among them and sepurated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus, and this continued for the space of two years? Acts of Apostles, 19, 9, 10."
I conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled. An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,' and also of the act entitled An Act supplementary to an act entitled An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefit thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints.”
E. B. JACKSON,
Clerk of the District of Virginia west of the
To the Citizens of Mount Pleasant,
distinguished for the urbanity of their manners, their civic virtues, and their attachment to the principles of civil and religious liberty,
THE FOLLOWING NARRATIVE
of the Debate recently held in their flourishing village, is humbly dedicated, by the
as a small evidence of his grateful sense of their kind atten tion and hospitality towards him, while attending the above debate.
That they may always enjoy the blessings of civil and religious liberty; and the present and future felicities, resulting from an intelligent mind, a well regulated and sanctified life, is the ardent wish of
Their humble servant,
July 1st, 1820.
AN application being made to Mr. Findley, without effect, to obtain a copy of the Rules to be observed during the debate, I am obliged to publish the substance of them from recollection.
1. Each speaker shall have the privilege of speaking 40 minutes without interruption, if he think proper to use them all, if not, he is not boud to speak so long.
2. Mr. Walker shall open the debate and Mr. C. shall close it. 3. The moderators are merely to keep order, not to pronounce judgment on the merits of the debate.
4. The proper subject of the ordinance of baptism, is first to be discussed then the mode of baptism.
5. This debate must be conducted with decorum, and all improper allusions or passionate language guar led against
6. The debare shall be continued from day to day, until the people are satisfied, or until the moderators think that enough has been said on each topic of debate.