Seventh Day Baptists, a religious denomination known in England as Sabbatarians, where they have existed since the early part of the 17th century. In the United States they originated at Newport, R. I., in 1671. In 1818 the general conference rejected the name Sabbatarians, and adopted that of Seventh Day Baptists. Their views of baptism, communion, and doctrine generally, correspond with those of the Baptists. Their peculiarity is the observance of the seventh day of the week as the sabbath. They are scattered through Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa, the greater number being in Rhode Island and New York. They have a missionary society supporting a prosperous mission at Shanghai, China; four academies, at Alfred and De Ruy-ter, N. Y., Shiloh, N. J., and Milton, Wis.; a sabbath tract and publication society, and an educational society which issues a weekly and a monthly periodical. The number of churches in 1874 was 83, and of members 8,237, an increase over the preceding year of 298.