Peters, Absalom. The Home Missionary, and American Pastor's Journal. Vol. VI., VII., VIII. 1833-1836. New-York: The Executive Committee of the American Home Missionary Society, 1829-1831. First Edition.
35 issues bound. May 1, 1833-April 1, 1836. Lacks the Nov. 1834 number. Half calf with marbled boards, 6 x 8 1/4 inches, bookplate of Rev. Harvey Freegrace Leavitt (1796-1874) of Vergennes, Vt., 2014 owner's signature beneath bookplate. Ink stamp of The Sheldon Art Museum, Middlebury, VT on ffep, also stamped "withdrawn." Old paper label base of spine. Each year with own title page and table of contents. iv., 224; iv., 1-112, 129-220; iv., 1-216 pp. Very good. Half calf. 
Not in Roberts. Full of letters from home and foreign missionaries. Scores of revival reports, with detailed accounts from missionaries and pastors. Interesting notices from the expanding western frontier.
Absalom Peters (1793-1869); born in New Hampshire, graduate of Dartmouth College & Princeton Theological Seminary. Peters enjoyed an extraordinary career as a Congregational missionary, pastor, editor, and seminary professor. In 1819 he was a missionary in northern New York, then was pastor of a church in Bennington, Vt., beginning in 1820. He afterward was secretary of the Home Missionary Society and editor of the Home Missionary and Pastor’s Journal (1825-1837). He later was the editor of American Biblical Repository, and the American Eclectic and also the American Journal of Education. He was professor of pastoral theology and homiletics in the Union Theological Seminary, New York, from 1842 to 1844, and pastor of the First Church, Wilmington, MA, from 1844 to 1857. He published several works, including the curious Sermon against Horse-Racing (1822).
The American Home Missionary Society was formed in 1826 by the Congregational, Presbyterian, Dutch Reformed, and Associate Reformed Churches with the purpose of financially assisting congregations on the American frontier until they could become self-sufficient.