Religion: Dunkards

On Christmas, 1723, two persons were baptized in the river at Germantown, Fa. They were the first American converts to the Dunkard faith, now celebrating its bicentennial.

Dunkards were originally a cele-bate order whose membership ate meat only once a year and held property in common. The rules hare now been abandoned in the states where they are strongest, Texas and Tennessee. There are now 100,000 Dunkards. They may marry.


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