Letter to Joseph Bellamy, “there are about three hundred communicants in my congregation, of whom the greater number are, in the judgment of charity, real Christians, besides some, who through excessive scrupulousness, do not seek admission to the Lord’s table. There is also a number of Negroes. Sometimes I see a hundred and more among my hearers. I have baptized about forty of them within these three years, upon such profession of faith, as I then judged credible.”
How did Samuel Hopkin’s doctrine of disinterested benevolence convict him that he had to take a stand against the African Slave-trade?