History of Luzerne, Lackawanna, and Wyoming Counties, Pa; With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Their Prominent Men and Pioneers

History of Luzerne, Lackawanna, and Wyoming Counties, Pa; With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Their Prominent Men and Pioneers

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... the Swetland plot and Mount Pleasant colliery. Mr. Swetland was reared in the Democratic school politically, and was an early and generous contributor to the success of that party, giving largely toward the establishment of the Rcpubliwn Farmer in WilkesBarre, a once prominent advocate of old time Democracy. He was one of the Luzerne county commissioners three years. In conjunction with Hon. George W. Woodward and Dr. A. Bedford he represented Luzerne county i_n the constitutional convention of 1836; but, becoming impatient at the slow progress of the deliberations of that body, he resigned before the close of the session. He voted the Democratic ticket until 1860, when he became an active and enthusiastic supporter of war measures and the men prominent in introduelngand advocating them, giving of his means with no stinted hand toward the enrollment and equipment of troops. Early in life Mr. Swetland saw the folly of loose business habits. Prompt, trueto his word, energetic, untiring, of an indomitable will. frank, friendly and generous, he won a reputation which was the basis of a splendid credit, which he enjoyed uninterruptedly from first to last. Among things common in his day and ours which he utterly eschewed were tobacco and spirituous liquors. His habits were regular and his life methodical. Assuming the care of his brothers and sisters, as he did early in manhood at the solemn request of his dying mother, he became accustomed to think much of the welfare of his relatives and friends, and most of them at different times found in him a friend in need. In 1848. at a grand rcllgious awakening in the Methodist Episcopal church at Wyoming, at a series of meetings conducted by Rev. Thomas H. Pearne. he soughtand found spiritual...show more

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  • Paperback | 652 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,148g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236795679
  • 9781236795670