Souvenir Book of the Ephrata Cloister; Complete History from Its Settlement in 1728 to the Present Time. Included Is the Organization of Ephrata Borough Connected with the Cloister

Souvenir Book of the Ephrata Cloister; Complete History from Its Settlement in 1728 to the Present Time. Included Is the Organization of Ephrata Borough Connected with the Cloister

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...of the clergy of the Established Church. At this time, Charles Tompson thought of Jaebez. The offer was made to him to do this work. He promptly accepted and didn't receive a penny for his services, all of which appears as a matter of record. This humble recluse of Ephrata translated the Declaration of Independence into seven different languages and sent it to the different courts of Europe, the work being done in a cabin shown in this book, possibly most of it by the light of a schmaltz-lamppe (fed licht), lard lamp. Surely the services rendered by Jaebez can hardly be estimated at the present.time. He was alike author of a song book, an expert proof reader, and translator of the Mennonite Martyr's Mirror, upward of I 500 pages. The making of the paper, setting the type, printing, translating and binding of which occupied more than a dozen men over two and a half years. Peter Miller was well known to Washington by whom he was greatly respected. It is said and handed down from generation to. generation that Washington visited the Cloister on three different occasions, being received by Miller and the Ephrata Community at the west end of the Saron..His favorite chair can be seen in the Saron., . Jaebez exercised great diligence and activity as well as fostering care of the mission churches or congregations west of the Susquehanna and his interest continued until his death ensued. His love and solicitude for the churches at,1 errnu, d, i_an and, A, ptietam were very marked even in his declining years. A few years prior to his death he fractured his hip by a severe fall and so lamed him that any journey, let alone pilgrimages, were out of the question. Little is known of his latter days. He died September 25, 1796, aged 86 years...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236943902
  • 9781236943903