1836 Appeal for Presbyterian Ministers, South Carolina and Georgia
1836 Appeal for Presbyterian Ministers, South Carolina and Georgia
1836 Appeal for Presbyterian Ministers, South Carolina and Georgia

1836 Appeal for Presbyterian Ministers, South Carolina and Georgia

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Howe, George. An Appeal to the Young Men of the Presbyterian Church in the Synod of South Carolina and Georgia. [Columbia, South Carolina]: NP, 1836. First Edition. [8511]

Original dark green cloth, gilt title to front, spine covered with black cloth tape, title in white ink on the spine, old paper library label at base. 4 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches. 19th century blue paper bookplate of the Rev. David Fairley. iv., [5]-48 pp., foxing. Good. Hardcover.

The bookplate of Rev. David Fairley (1831-1912), a Presbyterian minister in Cumberland County, North Carolina.

An appeal for young men who possess the appropriate qualities to become ministers of the Gospel. Includes statistical tables of ministers & licentiates for each Presbytery in South Carolina & Georgia from 1803 to 1835, compared to the number of churches in that Presbytery. For instance, in 1803 there were 14 total for the 1st Presbytery of South Carolina, with 34 churches; the same number of men for the 2nd Presbytery of South Carolina, with 25 churches; and 4 men total for the Presbytery of Hopewell, for 8 churches. By 1834 there are 7 Presbyteries with 115 ministers for 161 available churches with 11,798 total communicants.

George Howe (1802-1883), b. Dedham, Massachusetts; d. Columbia, South Carolina. Howe was educated privately and at Middlebury College in Vermont & Andover Theological Seminary. After three years as Phillips Professor of Sacred Theology at Dartmouth, Howe went to South Carolina and in 1831 became Professor of Biblical Literature at the Theological Seminary at Columbia, at which post he remained for the rest of his life. As historian of the Synod of South Carolina he wrote a 2-volume history of the same, published in 1870 & 1883.

"His two volumes provide a massive resource for the history of Presbyterianism in the state up to 1850 and they constitute the most extensive historical study of the development of American Presbyterianism in a state ever published." - Barry Waugh, Presbyterians of the Past, online.