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Brother Beebe: Inclosed I send you one dollar for the present number of the SIGNS. I would have sent before this time, but it is circulated through the White Water Association that you and some others had departed from the doctrine held by the Old School Baptists, but I see nothing in the SIGNS but what seems to be sound at this time.

Henry County, Indiana, Feb. 18. 1860.

Reply: Brother King may rest assured that we hold the same doctrine now that we have been contending for almost fifty years. We are not aware that we have departed from a single sentiment that we held when we were baptized on profession of our faith, in December, 1811. As to what our faith is, we have been preaching it constantly ever since 1818, and publishing it in the SIGNS ever since September, 1831. We hold no private sentiment on any religious subject. We venture the assertion that there is not an Old School Baptist in the United States, if in the world, whose doctrinal sentiments are more universally known, or more generally indorsed by all sound and orderly Baptists.

Middletown, N.Y.
February 15, 1860.

Elder Gilbert Beebe
Editorials Volume 4
Pages 309 - 310