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Pages from the Early History of the West and Northwest: Embracing and Incidents of Settlement and Growth, and Sketches of the Material and Religious Progress of the States of Ohio, Indianan, Illinois, and Missouri, with Especial Reference to the History O S R Beggs

Pages from the Early History of the West and Northwest: Embracing and Incidents of Settlement and Growth, and Sketches of the Material and Religious Progress of the States of Ohio, Indianan, Illinois, and Missouri, with Especial Reference to the History O

S R Beggs

Published September 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781331913221
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Excerpt from Pages From the Early History of the West and Northwest: Embracing and Incidents of Settlement and Growth, and Sketches of the Material and Religious Progress of the States of Ohio, Indianan, Illinois, and Missouri, With EspecialMoreExcerpt from Pages From the Early History of the West and Northwest: Embracing and Incidents of Settlement and Growth, and Sketches of the Material and Religious Progress of the States of Ohio, Indianan, Illinois, and Missouri, With Especial Reference to the History of MethodismYears ago, when the writer first came to the North-West, among his earliest and most hearty greetings was one from Stephen R. Beggs. We found so pleasant a spirit, so happy a disposition, so cheerful a retrospect that we sought further acquaintance. His experience ran back into pioneer days, swept along the rough places, and wound among the bridlepaths of frontier settlements. So interesting were his reminiscences that, at our request, he wrote a portion of them, which appeared in successive numbers of the North-Western Christian Advocate. Artless, natural, just, they attracted favorable attention, and called out an expression favorable to publication in a more extended and permanent form.The thought of a book came to him as an amazement. He, Stephen R. Beggs, become the author of a duodecimo volume! He had never thought of entering into history, much less writing it. When he made his way from one appointment to another by blazed trees, and stood up on a puncheon floor and preached in the dim glare of one or two tallow candles, kept alight by the snuffing of backwoods fingers, he would have laughed outright at the prediction that he should ever make a book to be read by the light streaming into richly carpeted parlors from patent gas-burners.Yet why not?About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.