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The letter from Brother Hargrove, which was commenced in our last number, and concluded in this number, presents his views, and probably the views of many very highly esteemed brethren on that subject. We have no disposition to offer any remarks on the subject at this time, only, as we presume that about all that can be suggested, pro or con, has been laid before our readers, we would prefer that the subject should now rest, for the present, at least. All parties, so far as we are informed, have agreed that they will not make a difference of our understanding of it, a bar of fellowship, but leave all free to answer the honest conviction of their own minds, in regard to its literal observance. We hope that no unkind feelings may be indulged by those who differ, seeing that the difference is confined to that subject, and does not, as we can perceive, effect any other item of the faith or practice of Old School Baptists.

Middletown, N.Y.,
December 15, 1862.

Elder Gilbert Beebe
Editorials Volume 5
Page 301