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MR. JOHN WALKER & ALEXANDER CAMPBELL,
20th June, 1820.
REV. SAMUEL RALSTON.
BY JOHN WALKER,
GATIONS OF MOUNTPLEASANT AND UNITY, OHIO.
Let another man praise thee, and not thine own
The last shall be first, & the first last. Matt. 20. 16.
DISTRICT OF OHIO, Sot.
BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the nineteenth day of July, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and twenty three, and in the forty eighth year of the American Independence, JOHN WALKER of said District, hath deposited in this Office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words and figures following, to wit: "A Treatise on Baptism, being a reply to a book entitled a debate on Christian Baptism, between MR. JOHN WALKER and ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, held at Mt. Pleasant on the 19th and 20th June. 1820, to which is added, a Letter to the Rev. SIMUEL RAL STON, by JOHN WALKER, Minister of the Gospel, in the associate congregations of Mt. Pleasant and Unity. Ohio." In conformity to the act gress of the United States, entitled "an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned," and also of the act entitled, "an act supple. mentary to an act entitled, an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching, historical and other
Clerk of the District of Ohio.
At the time of the public dispute, 1 intimated that I had no design of writing upon the subject of baptism. Mr. Campbell ofen intimated his intention of writing. I then be. lieved as I spoke; and had Mr. C. given my ayments as they were delivered, or even hav done me tolerable Justice; I should never have written,
His book bowever was harmless inthe neighbiurhod of the place where the dispute was; there people had beard the dispute & judged for themselves. Still I had no intention of publishing, But some considerable time after, I received letters from distant places, where people had no knowledge, either of Mr. C. or myself, earnestly requesting me to publish. I at length complied, and commenced making some preparations. Sometime after this, I understood, that a second edition of Mr. (''s, book was about to be published in Pittsburg. I waited auxiously, but yet waited a long time, hoping that Mr. C. would make surh alterations, or concessions, as would either supercede the necessity of my publication, or make me think that he designed to be candid and tell the truth. But I was astonished when the second edition made its appearance. -It was Mr. C. still.