Under my platform in Brooklyn I have a baptistery; and if anybody's son or daughter, brought up in Baptist ideas, wants to be immersed, you won't catch me reasoning with them: I baptize them. So it is that I immerse, I sprinkle, and I have in some instances poured; and I never saw there was any difference in the Christianity that was made.
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Source Notes: Address to the London Congregational Board, Beecher as a Humorist: Selections from the Published Works, ed. Eleanor Kirk (1887).
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