Asplund, John. The Annual Register of the Baptist Denomination, in North-America; To the First of November, 1790
Asplund, John. The Annual Register of the Baptist Denomination, in North-America; To the First of November, 1790

Asplund, John. The Annual Register of the Baptist Denomination, in North-America; To the First of November, 1790

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Asplund, John. The Annual Register of the Baptist Denomination, in North-America; To the First of November, 1790; Containing An Account of the Churches and their Constitutions, Ministers, Members, Associations, their Plan and Sentiments, Rule and Order, Proceedings and Correspondence. Also Remarks upon Practical Religion. Baptist Banner/Church History Archives and Research, 1979.

Red cloth, 7 x 9 1/4 inches, 59 pp. Ex Bible college library with the expected additions, outer library label neatly removed. Very good. Hardcover.  [5103] 

A facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1791.

John Asplund (d. 1807), born in Sweden, joined (probably impressed into) the British navy in 1775, deserted and went to North Carolina. He was ordained a Baptist minister in Southampton County, and undertook a personal survey of the Baptist congregations in America. It is said that he became personally acquainted with 700 Baptist ministers in the United States. His statistics of the churches are very valuable, and show the overwhelming number of which were Calvinist or Particular Baptist churches. Of 868 churches surveyed, 795 of them were Regular or Particular Baptist, 18 were Six Principle Baptist, 15 were Open Communion, 30 were General Provision, and 10 were Seventh Day Baptist. He also describes 36 Associations or Conferences in existence at the time.