A Narrative of the Visit to the American Churches: Volume 2

A Narrative of the Visit to the American Churches: Volume 2 : By the Deputation from the Congregation Union of England and Wales

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Andrew Reed (1787-1862) was a Congregational Minister and one of the leading philanthropists of his day, fund-raising for and founding a number of orphanages and asylums. In 1834, he and fellow Congregational Minister James Matheson (1766-1840) were sent to the Congregational churches of the United States, in order to promote peace and friendship between the two communities. This two-volume 1835 work consists of thirty-nine letters in which the authors recount their journey, and their meetings with their fellow Congregationalists. They visited a large number of cities, mostly on the Eastern Seaboard, and made one excursion to Canada. Volume 2 tells of the many different communities that Reed and Matheson encounter in America, and the focus is mostly on theological and educational issues. They approve of female academies, asking rhetorically, 'why should not our daughters, equally with our sons, possess the advantages, which these institutions ... so readily supply?'.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 b/w illus.
  • 1139177451
  • 9781139177450

Table of contents

29. Revivals; 30. Subject continued; 31. Subject continued; 32. Religious opinions; 33. Religious denominations; 34. Subject continued; 35. Religious economy; 36. Subject continued; 37. Religious societies; 38. Education; 39. Subject continued; 40. Subject continued; 41. Slavery; 42. Subject continued; 43. General conclusions; 44. Conclusion; Narrative of a Visit to Canada and Pennsylvania: 1. From Burlington to St. John's; 2. From Montreal to Brockville; 3. Toronto; 4. Report respecting Canada; 5. Buffalo; 6. Seneca Lake; 7. Sabbath at Orwell; 8. Tunkhannock; 9. Pittsburgh; 10. Coal Hills; 11. Pennsylvania; 12. Rise and progress of Pittsburgh, with its present condition; Appendix.
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