Peak, John. Memoir of Elder John Peak, written by himself. Boston: J. Howe, Printer, 1832. Second Edition, Enlarged and Revised.
Quarter cloth with plain tan paper over boards, 4 x 6 1/4 inches, paper spine title label chipped with loss, recent former owner's signature on ffep, penciled notes on ffep. Engraved portrait of Peak, 252 pp., light foxing, tight. Good. Hardcover. 
Starr P1083. Not recorded in Roberts.
John Peak (1761-1842), born at Walpole, New Hampshire. He was apprenticed as a tailor in 1778 at Charlestown, N. H., married in 1782, and in 1785 took over the management of a farm in Clarmont. He was converted in 1785, joining the Baptist Church in Woodstock, Vermont, to which town he moved. He describes the services of the church in his Memoir; the men had liberty to speak and comment on the scripture reading during the meetings. Peak began preaching and in 1787 was called to pastor a congregation in Windsor, Vermont. His ensuing career as a Baptist minister is given in detail in his Memoir. Revivals, tract ministry, problems in the churchs, all are discussed. “A very extensive and powerful revival of religion commenced in Hyannis, in 1823, which continued about two years…”