Smith, Joseph. Old Redstone; or, Historical Sketches of Western Presbyterianism
Smith, Joseph. Old Redstone; or, Historical Sketches of Western Presbyterianism
Smith, Joseph. Old Redstone; or, Historical Sketches of Western Presbyterianism
Smith, Joseph. Old Redstone; or, Historical Sketches of Western Presbyterianism
Smith, Joseph. Old Redstone; or, Historical Sketches of Western Presbyterianism
Smith, Joseph. Old Redstone; or, Historical Sketches of Western Presbyterianism
Smith, Joseph. Old Redstone; or, Historical Sketches of Western Presbyterianism
Smith, Joseph. Old Redstone; or, Historical Sketches of Western Presbyterianism
Smith, Joseph. Old Redstone; or, Historical Sketches of Western Presbyterianism

Smith, Joseph. Old Redstone; or, Historical Sketches of Western Presbyterianism

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Smith, Joseph. Old Redstone; or, Historical Sketches of Western Presbyterianism, its Early Ministers, its Perilous Times, and its First Records. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1854. First Edition.

Purple publisher's cloth stamped in blind with bright gilt spine titles, light wear to spine ends & corners - the binding is near-fine. Old paper spine label, bookplate, and tp blindstamp of the New Jersey Historical Society, "deaccesioned" in ink over the blindstamp. Former owner's signature on the ffep. 459 clean and unmarked pp., with several plates. Very good. Hardcover.  [3964] 

Howes S621. A local history, focused upon the Presbyterian Church, but significant enough to make it into Howes USiana, a standard bibliography of Americana.

Roberts, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography no. 4985. "A valuable book with details on revivals and their leaders."

The Redstone Presbytery today includes the Pennsylvania counties of Westmoreland, Fayette, Somerset and Cambria, in the southwestern portion of the state. The “Old Redstone” was much larger, “the territory embraced within the limits of the Presbytery of Redstone included all the south-western part of Pennsylvania, and that portion of Virginia which stretches along between the Ohio and the western border of Pennsylvania.”

This volume contains both doctrinal and historical matter. Some of the contents are: An Historical Sketch of the Western Country, from its first settlement; Manners, Customs, Usages, and Domestic Circumstances of the Country, prior to, and during the existence of the Old Redstone Presbytery; History of the early Efforts to introduce the Gospel; including some account of the Rev. Charles Beatty, one of the first missionaries; General Facts and Circumstances, respecting the Old Presbytery and its members; Houses of Worship, Sacramental Scenes, Stoves in Churches, Baptisms, Catechising, Privations, &c.; The Rural State of Presbyterianism in the West seventy years ago; Religious Conversation then prevalent; Temperance, and the Whiskey Insurrection; The Views and Practice of our forefathers on the subject of Psalmody; With many biographies, individual congregational histories, records, etc.