Pages from the Early History of the West and North-West: Embracing Reminiscences and Incidents of Settlement and Growth, and Sketches of the Material and Religious Progress of the States of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, with Especial Reference to the History of Methodism. Rev. S. R. Beggs, T. M. Eddy, Introduction.

Pages from the Early History of the West and North-West: Embracing Reminiscences and Incidents of Settlement and Growth, and Sketches of the Material and Religious Progress of the States of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, with Especial Reference to the History of Methodism

Cincinnati: Methodist Book Concern, 1868.

First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 325 pp; original brown cloth. Stamp of W.W. Henry, Ashland, IL on front board (only just visible) and front free endpaper, extremities rubbed; a few pages soiled. A circuit riding preacher in Indiana and Illinois in the 1820s and 1830s, Beggs played a brief role in the Black Hawk War when his cabin was converted into a makeshift fort to protect the residents of Plainfield, IL. His book, which Thomson (79) praised for containing "much matter of historical value," paints a lively portrait of early frontier Methodism through autobiographical and secondhand anecdotes and brief sketches of several pioneer preachers.

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