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In Their Own Words

April 14, 1736

Baptism by Wine

Benjamin Ingham, who had come to Georgia on the same ship - along with John Wesley and James Oglethorpe - wrote in his journal on this day of baptizing a child in a unique fashion:

”..I baptiz’d a Child by wine Immersion, being the first I ever did that good old way.”

Source: Our First Visit in America: Early Reports from the Colony of Georgia, 1732-1740 (Savannah: Beehive Press, 1974), p. 180.