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Baptists and the American Civil War: January 18, 1864

Southern Baptists’ concern from the children of the war leads to the introduction of a new Sunday School publication this month. “Kind Words” is a child’s “Sunday-school paper” that is published by the recently-formed Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. The board’s three officials, Charles J. Elford (board director and printer), Basil Manly,…

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Baptists and the American Civil War: August 7, 1863

Today William J. R. Taylor, Corresponding Secretary of the New York-based American Bible Society, writes a reply letter to Dr. Basil Manly, Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Sunday School Board, concerning a request for the purchase of New Testaments for children’s Sunday Schools in the South. In part, the reply letter states: It affords…