To the few remaining Pioneers, who first, amid toils and hardships, helped to plant the Baptist standard on the North Pacific Coast; and to their successors, who "contend earnestly for the faith which was once delivered to the saints;" who are battling nobly for "One Lord, one faith, one baptism;" and who acknowledge no Lawgiver but Christ, and no law but the Inspired Scriptures: To all such, who love our Lord in sincerity, and who prominently teach that a spiritual, pure, watchful and obedient membership constitutes the highest type of a Gospel Church, this work is affectionately dedicated by The Author.