1See the Autobiography of the Elder Jacob Knapp (New York, 1868), pp. 100ff. For a brief discussion of Knapp’s practice see Iain Murray, Revival and Revivalism, the Making and Marring of American Evangelicalism 1750-1858 (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1994), pp. 312-15.

2Treatise on Church Order (The Southern Baptist Publication Society, 1858; reprint edition, Gano Books, 1982), pp. 268-69.