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Early history of the Church at Lower Dublin, . . . 11
the Church at Piscatqua, . . . 13
the Church at Middletown, . . . 13
the Church at Cohansie, . . . 14
the Church at the Welsh Tract, . . . 15
the Church at the Great Valley, . . . 16
the Church at Cape May, . . . 16
the Church at Hopewell, . . . 17
the Church near Brandywine, . . . 18
the Church at Montgomery, . . . 19
the Church at Bethlehem, . . . 20
the Church at Southampton, . . . 20
the Church at Cranberry, . . . 21
the Church at Philadelphia, . . . 21
the Church at Morristown, . . . 22
the Church at Scotch Plains, . . . 22
the Church at Rocksberry, . . . 23
the Church at Oyster Bay, . . . 23
the Church at Tulpehokin, . . . 23
First meeting of the Association, 1707, . . . 25
Regulations for its government, . . . 25
Arrival of Ministers in 1710, . . . 25
Meeting of 1712, . . . 26
Improper conduct of Thomas Selby, . . . 27
Attention to the subject of the Ministry, 1722 . . . 27
Query from Brandywine, and regulations on the Ministry, in 1723, . . . 27
Queries on the Fourth Commandment on marriage, and on Church officers, 1724, . . . 27
Proceedings of 1726 Query on divisions, . . . 28
Meeting of 1727 Query on marriage, . . . 28
Meeting of 1728 Query on Ruling Elders and on dismissions, . . . 29
Meeting of 1729 first Circular Letter on Christian Duties Query on laying on of hands, . . . 29
Meeting of 1730 Query on Seventh-day Baptists on spending the Sabbath, and general meetings, . . . 31
Meeting of 1731 Circular Letter on the State of Religion Meeting house at Philadelphia, . . . 31
Meeting of 1732 Query on Baptism Great want of Ministers, . . . 33
Meeting of 1733 Circular Letter Prayer for an increase of Ministers, . . . 33
Meeting of 1734 Circular Letter Christian duties Queries on Ministers of other denominations, on the proper conduct of meetings, and on worshiping with other bodies of Christians Improper conduct of W. Davis, . . . 34
Meeting of 1735 Circular Letter State of Religion Queries on contentious members, and on members uniting with distant Churches, . . . 36
Meeting of 1736 Visitors appointed to Montgomery, . . . 38
Meeting of 1737 Character of Letter, . . . 38
Meeting of 1738 Circular Letter Exhortation to Christian Duties Query on laying on of hands Supply of Catechisms, . . . 39
Meeting of 1739 Circular Letter on Christian Duties Queries on absence from communion, and on changes of the Association, . . . 40
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Meeting of 1740 Circular Letter Christian exhortations Queries on Baptism and Church fellowship, . . . 42
Meeting of 1741 Circular Letter Christian duties Queries on Church duties, . . . 44
Meeting of 1742 Circular Letter State of the Churches Reprinting Confession of Faith, . . . 46
Meeting of 1743 Circular Letter on the State of Religion Differences at Montgomery Opposition to error Confession of Faith, . . . 47
Meeting of 1744 Query on Ordination Visitors sent to Montgomery, . . . 49
Meeting of 1745 Proceedings, . . . 49
Meeting of 1746 Circular Letter on Christian Duties Queries on preaching before ordination on Ruling Elders on women voting in the Church on the communion of Churches, and on the character of members of the Association Collection of Statistics, . . . 49
Meeting of 1747 Circular Letter on Christian Duties Query on preaching and communion other proceedings, . . . 55
Meeting of 1748 Circular Letter Christian Exhortation Queries on God's foreknowledge of evil Censure of erroneous teachers, and on communion with polygamists, . . . 57
Meeting of 1749 Circular Letter on the Duties of Christians Queries on party-spirit in Churches, and on baptism by an unordained Minister Essay on the Power and Duty of an Association, by Rev. Benjamin Griffith, . . . 59
Meeting of 1750 Circular Letter on Christian Exhortation Query on Church censure Association fund, . . . 64
Meeting of 1751 Circular Letter on Christian Duties, . . . 66
Meeting of 1752 Circular Letter State of the Churches Query on the denial of the doctrine of Election, &c., . . . 67
Meeting of 1753 Circular Letter on Exhortation to Duties Queries on the Assurance of Faith, and on Seventh-day Baptists, . . . 70
Meeting of 1754 Circular Letter on Christian Duties Day of humiliation and prayer, . . . 70
Meeting of 1755 Circular Letter on Christian Exhortation other proceedings, . . . 71
Meeting of 1756 Circular Letter on Christian Duties Query on marriage Establishment of Grammar School other proceedings, . . . 73
Meeting of 1757 Circular Letter on the State of the Churches other proceedings, . . . 76
Meeting of 1758 Circular Letter Exhortation to Christian Duties Quarterly fasts other proceedings, . . . 76
Meeting of 1759 Circular Letter on Christian Duties other proceedings, . . . 78
Meeting of 1760 Circular Letter on Christian Duties and Privileges other proceedings, . . . 79
Meeting of 1761 Memorial from Dividing Creek Queries on the Scriptures and Holy Spirit, and on God's pre-ordination Pastoral Address by Rev. P. P. Vanhorne Letter to Board in London Statistics of the Churches, . . . 81
Meeting of 1762 Proceedings Pastoral Address, by Rev. S. Jones, A. B. Statistics, . . . 86
Meeting of 1763 Proceedings Queries on the examination of candidates for baptism, and public excommunications Pastoral Address, by Rev. Isaac Stelle Statistics, . . . 89
Meeting of 1764 Proceedings Charter given to Rhode Island College Pastoral Letter on Original State of the Churches Statistics, . . . 91
Meeting of 1765 Proceedings Query on Baptism Pastoral Address, by Rev. John Sutton Statistics, . . . 94
Meeting of 1766 Proceedings Pastoral Address, by Rev. Abel Griffiths Statistics, . . . 98
Meeting of 1767 Proceedings Queries on the right of excommunicated members on dissatisfaction with a Minister Marrying a first wife's sister Pastoral Address, by Rev. Isaac Sutton Statistics, . . . 100
Meeting of 1768 Proceedings Query on Baptism by an unordained Minister Pastoral Address, by Rev. Isaac Stelle Statistics, . . . 104
Meeting of 1769 Proceedings Rhode Island College Query on family worship Pastoral Address, by Rev. Abel Griffiths Statistics, . . . 107
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Meeting of 1770 Proceedings Pastoral Address by Rev. I. Stelle Letters from New England Statistics, . . . 113
Meeting of 1771 Proceedings Queries on members of disbanded Churches Washing the Saint's feet Pastoral Address, by Rev. Messrs. Griffiths, Blackwell and Vanhorne Statistics, . . . 118
Meeting of 1772 Proceedings Ordination of Rev. I. Skillman Pastoral Address Statistics, . . . 123
Meeting of 1773 Proceedings Washing the Saint's feet Pastoral Letter, by Messrs. Rogers and Vanhorne Statistics, . . . 128
Meeting of May, 1774, at New York Proceedings Circular Letter on the Holy Scriptures, by the Rev. Abel Morgan Statistics, . . . 135
Meeting of October, 1774, at Philadelphia Proceedings Circular Letter on the Trinity, by Rev. Samuel Jones Statistics, . . . 140
Meeting of 1775 Proceedings Circular Letter, by Rev. Abel Morgan, on the Divine Decrees Statistics, . . . 150
Meeting of 1776 Days of humiliation and prayer, on account of the state of the country other proceedings Circular Letter on Christian Duties, by Rev. Robert Kelsay Statistics, . . . 155
Meeting of 1778 Days of humiliation and prayer, on account of the state of the country other proceedings Circular Letter, by Rev. Samuel Jones Duties of the Times, . . . 159
Meeting of 1779 Proceedings Circular Letter on Divine Providence, by Rev. Samuel Jones and on Fasting and Prayer, by Rev. Abel Morgan, . . . 163
Meeting of 1780 Proceedings Circular Letter on the Fall of Man, by Rev. Abel Morgan, . . . 169
Meeting of 1781 Proceedings Circular Letter on God's Covenant, by Rev. Samuel Jones Statistics, . . . 173
Meeting of 1782 Proceedings Circular Letter on the Mediation of Christ, by Rev. Oliver Hart Statistics, . . . 180
Meeting of 1783 Proceedings Query on laying hands on the baptized Circular Letter on the Freedom of the Will, by Rev. Samuel Jones, A. M. Statistics, . . . 192
Meeting of 1784 Proceedings Queries as to Christ being the object of prayer Duty to a Church which receives unbaptized persons Circular Letter on Effectual Calling, by Rev. John Gano Statistics, . . . 199
Meeting of 1785 Proceedings Circular Letter on Justification, by Rev. William Rogers Statistics, . . . 205
Meeting of 1786 Proceedings Query on the administration of the Lord's Supper, by others than a Church Circular Letter on Adoption, by Rev. Thomas Ustick Statistics, . . . 217
Meeting of 1787 Proceedings Queries on a member declining communion on baptism of a seperated husband and wife, and on regular baptisms Circular Letter on Sanctification, by Rev. P. P Vanhorne Statistics, . . . 227
Meeting of 1788 Proceedings Queries on the belief of general redemption Validity of regular baptisms Circular Letter on Saving Faith, by Rev. David Jones Statistics, . . . 236
Meeting of 1789 Proceedings Circular Letter on Repentance unto Life, by Rev. Burgiss Allison Statistics, . . . 246
Meeting of 1790 Proceedings Query on the preaching of a reclaimed Minister Circular Letters on the Errors of Universal Salvation, by Rev. Samuel Jones, D. D., and on Good Works, by Rev. Benjamin Foster Statistics, View of Baptist Associations in the United States, . . . 254
Meeting of 1791 Proceedings Circular Letter on the Perseverance of the Saints, by Rev. William Vanhorne Statistics, . . . 270
Meeting of 1792 Proceedings Queries on marriage with a nephew on the validity of irregular baptisms on the words Bishop and Elder on washing the saints' feet on testimony of members' wives in disputed cases, and on the jurisdiction of councils Circular Letter on Assurance, by Rev. Joshua Jones Statistics, . . . 281
Meeting of 1793 Proceedings Circular Letter on Christian Duties, by Rev. Thomas Fleeson Statistics, . . . 292
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Meeting of 1794 Proceedings Queries on alteration of the Catechism on the reception of dismissed members, and on the evidence of a non-member Circular Letter on the Law of God, by Rev. Henry Smalley, A. M. Statistics, . . . 296
Meeting of 1795 Proceedings Queries on a day of humiliation and prayer General concert of prayer the emigration of members Reprinting an English Circular Letter Amendments to the Catechism Circular Letter on the Gospel, by Rev. Samuel Jones, D. D. Statistics, . . . 305
Meeting of 1796 Proceedings Circular Letter on Fidelity, by Rev. Staughton Statistics Deaths, . . . 316
Meeting of 1797 Proceedings Circular Letter on Christian Liberty and Liberty of Conscience, by Rev. Thomas Memminger Statistics Addenda on Baptist Grammar School, . . . 324
Meeting of 1798 Proceedings Circular Letter on Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day, by Rev. David Jones, A. M. Statistics, . . . 333
Meeting of 1799 Proceedings Circular Letter on General Christian Duties, by Rev. Samuel Jones, D. D. Statistics, . . . 341
Meeting of 1800 Proceedings Query on establishing a Missionary Society Circular Letter on the Divine Origin of the Gospel, by the Rev. W. Staughton Statistics, . . . 348
Meeting of 1801 Proceedings Query on the independence of the Churches Circular Letter on the Events of the last Century, by Rev. James Ewing Statistics, . . . 358
Meeting of 1802 Proceedings Plan of a Committee Circular Letter on the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, by Rev. T. B. Montanye Statistics, . . . 369
Meeting of 1803 Proceedings Query on the choice a Moderator Circular Letter on the Work of the Holy Spirit, by Rev. William White Statistics, Deaths, . . . 379
Meeting of 1804 Proceedings Query on Committee reporting to the body Circular Letter on Prayer, by Rev. Burgiss Allison Statistics Deaths, . . . 394
Meeting of 1805 Proceedings Queries on the baptism of the Holy Ghost Report of the Secretary Circular Letter on Brotherly Love, by Rev. Silas Hough Statistics, . . . 409
Meeting of 1806 Proceedings Queries on the Rules of Discipline on the number of members necessary to form a Church, and on irregular baptisms. Report of Corresponding Committee Circular Letter on Christian Missions, by Rev. W. Rogers Death. Statistics, . . . 421
Meeting of 1807 Proceedings Queries on the revision of the Rules of Discipline on the distribution of the Library, and on the celebration of marriage by an excommunicated Minister Circular Letter on the Qualifications of a Gospel Minister, by Rev. W. Staughton Statistics Deaths, . . . 437
CENTURY SERMON BY SAMUEL JONES, D. D., . . . 451
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