James Bickford; An Autobiography of Christian Labour in the West Indies, Demerara, Victoria, New South Wales, and South Australia, 1838-1888

James Bickford; An Autobiography of Christian Labour in the West Indies, Demerara, Victoria, New South Wales, and South Australia, 1838-1888

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...went to Drysdale, taking Mrs. Bickford with me. The next day I preached missionary sermons, and on Monday, I spoke at the Missionary Meeting. In the forenoon, the Rev. T. Kane drove me to Queensclifl'e to make proper arrangements for the new church. We dined with Mr. and Mrs. Hawse, who were very hospitable to us. Dec. l0th.--We went to Port Arlington, and spent the day at Mr. and Mrs. Widdicombe's. I attended the Missionary Meeting, and spoke for seventy-five minutes. 'Too long by half: ' but then I was the only speaker. Hastened back to Geelong on the 11th, to see the local Commissioner of Lands, Mr. Belcher, about the Queenscliffe Church Reserve, which, by some mischance, had been gazetted for sale. He immediately withdrew it from sale. Dec. 3lst.--I attended a meeting at St. George's Church, to arrange for holding the United Religious Services in the first week in the New Year. Thus I finished the work of 1867 in the spirit of love and unity with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ, who is both theirs and ours. 1868. Jan. 1st.--My Diary jotting is as follows: --' I have entered upon the new year in Yarra Street Church. It was a solemn time. I endeavoured to consecrate myself anew to God. I have heavy re sponsibilities in prospect of the Presidency, but I will cast myself upon the wisdom and aid of the Holy Spirit, and I shall be helped.' In the afternoon Mrs. Bickford and I went to Fyan's Ford, and spent a nice time with Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt. Returned home at 9.40 p.m. Jan. 2nd.--We opended tenders for the enlargement of Ashby Church. We conditionally accepted one for 703. I buried the drowned boatman--po0r Robinson--to-day. The ' Sons of Temperance ' attended to show their...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
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  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236750446
  • 9781236750440
  • 2,297,751