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From The Baptist, 1835

      A number of delegates from Baptist churches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, recently assembled in Philadelphia, for the purpose of promoting ministerial education. After a busy and animated session of three days, they agreed to form a Baptist Education Society for the central states. A resolution was also adopted, that the board of directors be instructed to enter into a negotiation with the Trustees of the Philadelphia Association, for the transfer of the Society of the Haddington Institute.

      Considerable discussion took place on the question whether the constitution of the society should recognize a literary department district from the Theological course. It was at length determined that whilst a Theological Institution should be the prominent object to which the efforts of the society should be directed, there should also be a Literary Department connected with it.

      We have now a Northern Baptist Education Society, a Baptist Education Society for the Central States, and a Western Baptist Education Society. We trust that ere long a Southern Baptist Education Society will also be formed. - Religiious Herald.


[From R.B.C. Howell, editor, The Baptist newspaper, January, 1835, Volume I, No. 1, p. 5. CD edition of m/f. Scanned and formatted by Jim Duvall.]

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