But, in the absence of the facilities of more modern times, at the period now had in view, our brethren performed a great amount of labor, under all their disadvantages, and amidst all the hindrances with which they were surrounded. Then each man did his own work, and the whole body depended less on agents and substitutes than at the present time.
[David Benedict, Fifty Years Among the Baptists, 1860; rpt. 1977, pp. 15-27. — Scanned by Jim Duvall.]
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