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p275 Dear F G Patterson, - I have no difficulty about printing more than writing, save that it takes the character of aggression; I have always refused it myself. My objection to the Baptist action is not that they act on their consciences as to it: I would not seek to hinder them; but they have a feverish activity and propaganda about it, which is not Christ. And clearer views so set one on Paul's ground - that he was not sent to baptise - and sets it in the background, that we lose our intelligent place when we propagate it.*
{*[The following letters on this subject, the dates of which are unknown are inserted here, with the above intimation of the writer's judgment as to the use of them.]}

Your affectionate brother in Christ.

London, July 1st, 1874.