Baxter’s letter to William Meade

Scope and Content

Baxter’s remarks in answer to fourteen questions ‘on the subject of their last conference’ addressed to ‘Mr. Meade’. Question one ‘Is Christ or the Scripture the word of God?’. In Baxter's hand, in quarto. Includes: ‘Sir Because long speeches are not easily heard with patience nor easily remembered; I write this on the Subject of our last conference: Not to dispute, but so to render a reason of my faith & hope, as you may best understand me.’

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black iv. 89, Thomas p.15


For William Mead(e) (1628-1713), a leading Quaker and George Fox’s stepson-in-law, see ODNB and Corr 940. For certain conferences held, between Baxter and Meade in 1674, see William Meade’s Brief narrative (1674). Full title: A brief narrative of the second meeting between the people called Quakers, and Baptists at the meeting-place, near Wheeler-Street, London, the 16th of the 8th moneth, 1674. Published ... by W. M[ead, and others], etc.