A Pioneer Pastorate and Times; Embodying Contemporary Local Transactions and Events

A Pioneer Pastorate and Times; Embodying Contemporary Local Transactions and Events

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...I purchased a building lot, and erected a dwelling for myself, on the north side of California, above Dupont street, an Elder of my church said to me, "If you go so far away I will visit you as often as I can, but cannot promise often to do so." No feature of the early times of California history is more marked than the every-varying conditions which entered into the common experience. Not less checkered was the history of our church affairs in the memorable year of 1851. That year opened with brightest prospects, as we were preparing to occupy our beautiful church edifice. The unwonted prosperity attained during the five months of its existence--on some accounts eminently successful period--constitutes a portion of the history of the First Church peculiarly pleasant to remember. Then came the sudden reverse caused by the destruction of the church in the disastrous fire of the 22d of June. The pecuniary loss to the congregation as a body was severe. Much heavier losses of property fell upon individual members of the Church. The business houses and dwellings, with their valuable contents, of many of our people were consumed. Removals to other portions of the city--a special incidental benefit to its southern portion--was another of its results. It was also a serious drawback to us, that no hall or room survived the sweeping fire of sufficient size to contain our congregation. The best accommodations possible were found in the temporary Superior Court Room, previously the dining room of the St. Francis Hotel. Very distinct and grateful impressions remain with me of the constancy shown by the officers and members of our Church during this trying period. At that time the United States ship St. Mary's was lying in the harbor, and her...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236615980
  • 9781236615985