Sketches of the Life and Times of Eld. Ariel Kendrick, Being a Short Account of his Birth, Conversion, Call to the Ministry, and his Labors as a Gospel Minister, with Other Incidents Occurring under his Notice. Written by Himself. Ariel Kendrick.

Sketches of the Life and Times of Eld. Ariel Kendrick, Being a Short Account of his Birth, Conversion, Call to the Ministry, and his Labors as a Gospel Minister, with Other Incidents Occurring under his Notice. Written by Himself.

Ludlow, Vt. Printed by Barton & Tower, "Genius" Office, 1847. First edition. 12mo, original rose or light brown cloth (sunned), 96 pages. Small tear from the fore-edge of the title page; a little light staining and soiling, with just a touch of rubbing and the head and foot of the spine; a very good copy. Item #17917

The progress of a Baptist preacher across Vermont and New Hampshire. Kendrick had been born in Connecticut in 1772 and moved into a log cabin in Hanover, N.H. in 1777; he became a Baptist as a young man, back when "the Baptists were a small people, not much respected; and doubtless many supposed they would never be. Their preachers were unlearned; their baptism very unpopular; and their singing did not charm, being performed by the congregation." Starr, Baptist Bibliography, K685; Gilman, Bibliography of Vermont, page 146; Kaplan 3185; cf. Sabin 37371, noting the 1850 third edition.

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