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Richard Blount, a preacher of the Brownist-Anabaptist group of Edward Barber in Amsterdam, was baptized by immersion in 1643 by the Collegiant Jan Batten, at the Collegiant center at Rijnsburg near Leiden, Holland. This was the beginning of baptism by immersion as the only acceptable method among the group now called Baptists.


Hoop Scheffer, J. G. de and W. E. Griffis. History of the Free churchmen called the Brownists, Pilgrim fathers and Baptists in the Dutch republic, 1581-1701. Ithaca, N.Y. : Andrus & Church, [1922].

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Blount, Richard (17th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 24 May 2016.,_Richard_(17th_century)&oldid=54827.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1953). Blount, Richard (17th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 May 2016, from,_Richard_(17th_century)&oldid=54827.

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