Recollections of Useful Persons and Important Events; Within Seventy Years, with Appendices

Recollections of Useful Persons and Important Events; Within Seventy Years, with Appendices

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... and Bible classes. He was always a welcome visitant, and had a happy facility of imparting instruction and giving a profitable direction to conversation. He excelled in conversing on Christian experience and in giving counsel to the anxious, the inquiring, the doubting and the distressed." "It was not without a painful struggle that he tore himself away from his pastoral charge, from numerous and endeared friends--the companions of his youth--to spend the remainder of his days among strangers," at Nashville. After my relinquishment of the pulpit at VVashington to take charge of the Herald, Rev. David Elliott, D.D., became the excellent pastor of the church, and temporary President of the College. For his learning, amiability and diligence, he was well adapted to the good people of Washington. He had been in earlier life a teacher in the College, and was present when Dr. Brown administered the Lord's Supper for the first time in 1805. A memoir of his life has been written and has so fully represented him that I forbear presenting him farther as an example. Rev. James W. McKennan was the son.of a generous, godly mother. Washington College was his alma mater, and the town the place of his residence. He turned his attention to law; but God turned it to the gospel. He was licensed to preach in October, 1828. He was settled for a time in Indianapolis; his health failing, he returned, and was a pastor in Western Pennsylvania and in VVest Virginia. His health still remaining feeble, he accepted a Professorship in Washington College. Part of the time he went South for a few months to get relief. Eventually an unexpected stroke upon his limb continued to cripple him and so disordered his whole constitution, that while...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236794230
  • 9781236794239