Journals of Charles Beatty, 1762-1769 [Ohio travel, Revivals]

Journals of Charles Beatty, 1762-1769 [Ohio travel, Revivals]

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Beatty, Charles; Klett, Guy S. [editor]. Journals of Chalres Beatty, 1762-1769; Edited with an Introduction by Guy Soulliard Klett, Research Historian of the Department of History of the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1962. First Edition. [7536]

Black cloth with bright silver titles, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, xxi., 144 clean pp., the book is fine. Dust jacket with slight edge-wear at top, now in a clear wrapper. Fine in very good dust-jacket. Hardcover.

No. 404 in Roberts, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography. "Includes references to Bellamy, Davies, Tennent and Whitefield."

The book contains: Journal of Beatty's Trip to the British Isles in 1762; Journal of Beatty's Trip to the Ohio Country in 1766; Journal of Beatty's Visit to England in 1769; Appendix - Some Manuscript Letters and Documents of Charles Beatty.

Charles Clinton Beatty (1715-1772), b. Co. Antrim, Ireland; d. Barbados. His father, a British army officer, died when he was young, and his mother emigrated to America, where Beatty was encouraged by William Tennent to enroll at Neshaminy, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. He was licensed to preach in 1742, and succeeded Tennent at his church at Neshaminy upon Tennent's retirement. Sympathetic to the evangelizing of the Indians, Beatty was a friend of David Brainerd, who visited him at Neshaminy. Beatty was appointed missionary to Virginia and North Carolina, and was for sometime chaplain to the Pennsylvania militia. He was sent to England in 1760 to obtain funds for the relief of poor Presbyterian ministers; in 1763 sent as part of a delegation to investigate the condition of Indian tribes; chosen as a trustee of the College of New Jersey; and went to the West Indies in 1772 to solicit funds for the College, where he died of yellow fever. Part of his fascination with the American Indians derived from his belief that they were the descendants of the ten tribes of Israel.