Publication of the Illinois State Historical Library, Illinois State Historical Society Volume 10

Publication of the Illinois State Historical Library, Illinois State Historical Society Volume 10

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...was about to send missionaries to that region and the citizens should be on their guard. He won his way, however, into the confidence of the people. He was active in making trips as far and as often as he could and keeping the East informed of the religious condition of the frontier.3 He took the settled region under his care, and to the time of his death, in 1828, was the founder and overseer of its churches. Of some twenty churches, eight were in Illinois, located at Kaskaskias, Shoal Creek, Lebanon, Belleville. McCord's Settlement, Turkey Hill, Collinsville and Edwardsville.4 The first of these Illinois churches was at Belleville, founded August, 1816. The Missionary Society of Connecticut was called on to supply these churches with ministers, and to some extent did so. A number of men were sent out with commissions in rather general terms like that of Salmon Giddings. They were commissioned to Indiana and Illinois, to Illinois and Missouri, to regions "West of the Alleghanies." Sylvester Larned, commissioned to New Orleans, preached at settlements in the Northwest on his way. David Tenney, of Harvard College and Andover Seminary, went to Shoal Creek in 1818 and died there the following year. John Milcot Ellis, educated at Dartmouth and Andover, was sent to Kaskaskias, and lived to accomplish a great work for Illinois. Mills, Giddings, Tenney and Ellis were all from Andover, the fruit of Andover's missionary enthusiasm, so conspicuous in the first part of the century.' 1 M. K. Whittlesey, T /ze Record af Fifty Years, (Hirtariml Papers. Ottawa, 1894). 2 T. Lippincott, in Home Mirsiarzary, August, 1346. 3 T/12 Pan0pIi.rt.' 4 J. E. Roy, Fifty Year: af H0121: Minion: (Hirt. Papers. Ottawa, 1894). Most of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236857348
  • 9781236857347