The Journal of the Rev. Francis Asbury, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, From August 7, 1771, To December 7, 1815. Volume III. Rev. Francis Asbury.

The Journal of the Rev. Francis Asbury, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, From August 7, 1771, To December 7, 1815. Volume III.

New York: N. Bangs and T. Mason for the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1821.

Leather bound. Octavo. [1]. Volume III only: [2], 420 pages. Marbled calf leather binding with leather title labels on the spine. Leather is worn on the corners. Front joint split at top. Light shelf wear to the leather covers. Moderate to heavy toning and foxing to the contents. An index card tipped inside the book between the front paste down and right front flyleaf notes all references made to Georgia. Previous owner illustrated bookplate of John W. Pattillo located on the right front flyleaf. A news clipping titled "How Seeds of Methodism Were Planted in Georgia by Bishop Francis Asbury" is laid inside the front cover. Volume III only. From wikipedia: Francis Asbury (August 20 or 21, 1745 – March 31, 1816) was one of the first two bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States. During his 45 years in the colonies and the newly independent United States, he devoted his life to ministry, traveling on horseback and by carriage thousands of miles to those living on the frontier. Asbury spread Methodism in British colonial America as part of the Second Great Awakening. He also founded several schools during his lifetime, although his own formal education was limited. His journal is valuable to scholars for its account of frontier society, with references to many towns and villages in Colonial America.[1]. Fair. Item #24744

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