The Morning Star (1826-1911) is perhaps the most important Freewill Baptist publication to gain a broad historical perspective on the growth of the Free Will Baptists in the North. The paper contains doctrinal issues, including temperance and anti-slavery; reports of abolition efforts by Freewill Baptists and others; reports from Freewill Baptist missionaries in India; national and international news; letters; editorials; and a variety of other biographical and historical information, including occasional references to Free Will Baptists in the South.
The 1911 issues, available below, were the final issues before the paper was absorbed into The Watchman of the Northern Baptists, with whom the Free Will (or Free) Baptists of the North were merging. The last issue was dated September 28, 1911.
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