Memoirs of ---; His Labours and Travels

Memoirs of ---; His Labours and Travels

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...used to distinguish your late husband when I knew him. The thing he had at heart was the salvation of perishing sinners, through faith in the blood of God's Son; and, whilst he could forward this cause, having food and clothing he was therewith content. We know, that in those who so walk there is the life of the risen Jesus, who died for us, that we might live together with him, and, therefore, his is the glory." In this manner David spent his time, delighting and delighted, burning to impart knowledge, and thirsting to acquire it, till Saturday the 6th of November, when he returned to New York, where he remained till the 11th of December. These first three months of David's sojourn in America formed the most interesting period of his existence. He was in a new world; the people, with their institutions, and much that related both to their political and religious character, were new. The excitements of the scene were endless, and the kindness of the people knew no bounds. David's reception, during this period of his philanthropic career, was, in many points, a miniature exhibition of that of George Whitfield, a century before. His journal presents a lovely picture of those portions of the American ministers and people with whom he had intercourse. He visited a considerable number of celebrated places and sainted spots, and had the gratification of meeting a large number of the principal authors, orators, and others, the most eminent men of the country. But David's element was devotion, his object philanthropy; his business and desire were less to receive good in any shape, than to communicate it in all forms. He sums up the whole as follows: "Visited fifteen towns and cities, --addressed seven churches and eighteen meetings upon the...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236523598
  • 9781236523594