Cold Water Baptism

Five women, candidates for admission to the Baptist church, in Bristol, R.I., were baptized in that place on Sunday week, at half past 12 o’clock in the afternoon.   The thermometer stood at seven degrees below zero, and a boy stood by the cut that had been made for the baptism, clearing it of the floating masses of snow and ice.

                                   (Liberator, Jan 30, 1857, pg 3)