1847 ANDREW BROADDUS. Manuscript Account of the Progress of Baptists in Kentucky!
1847 ANDREW BROADDUS. Manuscript Account of the Progress of Baptists in Kentucky!
1847 ANDREW BROADDUS. Manuscript Account of the Progress of Baptists in Kentucky!

1847 ANDREW BROADDUS. Manuscript Account of the Progress of Baptists in Kentucky!

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A rare survivor. The present is a 1.5pp ALS is in the hand of it seems the Son of Andrew Broaddus [1770-1848], one of the most influential Baptist divines of the early 19th century. He was or­dained in 1791, and served two very influential Baptist churches, Sa­lem (1820–48); and Up­per King and Queen (1827–48). He was editor of the Christian Baptist from 1826-1830 and edited six Baptist hymnals. His memoir, sermons, and writings were published in 1852 with a biography by J. B. Jeter. The son also became a Baptist preacher and was sent to labor in Flemingsburg, where Alexander Campbell had a significant personal impact. 

Addressed:

"Flemingsburg, Fleming Co. KY March 22d 1847.

To Elder B. M. Hill, Cor. Sec of Am. Bap. Home Missions. 

D[ea]r Brother,"

What follows is a report of the activities and spiritual happenings among the Baptists in Flemingsburg, including:

"Herein I send you my Report of Labour, under the appointment of the Home Mission Society for the 2nd Quarter, ending March 31st 1847. I have labour'd 13 weeks in the quarter, preached 38 sermons; deliver'd 12 exhortations; attended 20 prayer meetings, visited religiously 40 families and 2 common schools; have travell'd to and from my appointments 110 miles; 3 persons have been received by letter, 1 by experience, and we hope 2 have been converted. My people have paid during the quarter for Home Mission $6.50, and for my salary $75.00. Connected with my Church is a Sunday School, having 6 teachers, 36 scholars, and 45 volumes in the library. There is also a Bible class with 40 pupils."

He then goes on to discuss upcoming baptisms, on the influence of prayer on his ministry, and on his hopefulness for a season of grace to come. 

Very good condition with minor residue of something on front page.