History of Jefferson College; Including an Account of the Early "Log-Cabin" Schools, and the Canonsburg Academy; With Biographical Sketches of REV. Matthew Brown, D.D., REV. Samuel Ralston, D.D., REV. Matthew Henderson, REV. Volume 4

History of Jefferson College; Including an Account of the Early "Log-Cabin" Schools, and the Canonsburg Academy; With Biographical Sketches of REV. Matthew Brown, D.D., REV. Samuel Ralston, D.D., REV. Matthew Henderson, REV. Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...and of meetings held with a view to the union of the Associate and Reformed Presby "-' The Rev. J. P. Miller, in his " Sketches and Sermons," has fallen into some mistakesrespecting Mr. (jellatly. He says that his arrival in the United States was in 1754, whereas it was in 1753. He mentions correctly that he died in 1761; but adds---" A little less than five years after his arrival," whereas, according to his own statements, it must have been seven. It was in reality eight. Mr. Miller is also mistaken in saying that Mr. Arnot's mission was for two years. It was only for one. He speaks of the mission of Messrs. Henderson and Mason as having been at the same time, and of Mr. Sma.rt's as near the same time. Mr. Henderson was sent in 1758; and three years afterwards, (1761, ) Messrs. John Mason, Robert Annan, and John Smart. See Sketches, &c., pp. 11-14; compare M'Kerrow's History, pp. 259, 274. 4 teries. In the measures adopted to eifect this union, he took a decided part with Messrs. Marshall and Clarkson against what he considered the loose and ambiguous terms in which the union was at last consummated; and it is not unlikely that had he been present when the union was eifected, he would have joined with these brethren in refusing to accede to it. But he had in the mean time been removed to a great distance, where he had not full opportunity of knowing the true state of things, and he and his people for atime acceded to the union. This union took place in 1782; and in 1789, having become dissatisfied with the newly-organized church, he made application to his former brethren of the Associate Presbytery of Pennsylvania, acknowledging his sin in having withdrawn from their...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236879570
  • 9781236879578