A phenomenal and excessively rare piece of Baptist history, with no copies traced, the present 14 page address delivered before the Elder, Ministers, and Pastors of the Baptist Churches in England by Robert Day [1720-1794] and Caleb Evans [1737-1797], provides a fascinating look into reports being sent back from the Baptists in America during the American Revolution.
Includes material on the "horrors of war which have so long prevailed and spread their baneful influence over the American Continent" and revivals in New-England in which in a small district, "more than eight hundred souls have been added within the space of a year."
There then follows a rather detailed account of Brother Winchester who is styled in the manner of Whitefield and who has been gretaly used in an "astonishing manner" in South Carolina, Welch-Neck. It was there that a revival commenced amont the Negro Slaves and 100 were baptised. A fascinating document.
Day, Robert [Moderator] and Caleb Evans [Western Association of Baptists]. The Elders, Ministers & Messengers of the Several Baptist Churches, Meeting at Exon, Tiverton, Prescott, Wellington, etc., being met in Association at the Pithay, Bristol, June 5 and 6, 1781. To the several churches they represent . . . Bristol. Western Association. 1781. 14pp.
Good +, probably removed from a larger sammelband; complete as issued. first leave loose.