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The First Baptist Church of Williamson records (1826-1878) in 3 vols., document church covenant meetings and annual meetings. All records received have been microfilmed and the originals returned to the church.

Included are minutes of church covenant meetings, membership lists, Church Covenants and Articles of Faith. The minutes include: discussions of church policy regarding masonry; a decision that male church members should have special closed prayer meetings; discussions of church policy regarding slavery including an anti-slavery resolution; vote of the church membership to hold protracted meetings; documentation of the trial of the church pastor.

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