History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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I was born in the town of Sharon.  Windsor Co., Vt. on the 23. day of Dec. in the year  of our Lord, 1805.
When I was 10 years old  my Father, . emigrated to , Ontario Co (now Wayne.) Co, N, Y, After  residing there about four years. he removed with his  Family, to , in the same County.  His Family at this time consisted of about Eleven Souls,  viz .— his consort  whose maiden name was Mack. (daug[h]ter of . of [blank].) my Brothers; .  (now deceased.) . myself. .  . <and> . my Sisters. ,   and ,
During the Second year  of our residence in this place an unusual excite  of religion commenced in the Methodist Church  and soon in this <place. I being about 15 years old.> there was an unusal religious  excitement. Commencing in the Methodist Church <Society>  and <and> soon became<ing> general among all <the sects> in that  vicinity, The results of which. were that  multitudes <many> united with the different Sects. which  cre caused causing much strife and division among the people,  Some crying lo here, and some lo hence there. some  contending for one faith, and some for another.
And notwithstanding the love which they ex pressed. at the time of their conversion. and the  zeal of the respective clergy. who had been active  in getting up. and promoting this excitement. with  the avowed object of “converting every body;” professing  to care but little, <with> what church <Society> the converts united;  themselves. Yet Yet when the converts began to unite them selves with the different sects. it became evident. that  the professed love. and zeal. of both converts and  Priests. were more pretended than real, And a scene  of great confusion. and bad feelings. ensued—Priest  at war with Priest—convert with convert—convincing  and unprejudiced mind. that their professed love [p. 1]
I was born in the town of Sharon. Windsor Co., Vt. on the 23. day of Dec. in the year of our Lord, 1805.
When I was 10 years old my Father, . emigrated to , Ontario (now Wayne.) Co, N, Y, After residing there about four years. he removed with his Family, to , in the same County. His Family at this time consisted of Eleven Souls, viz .— his consort whose maiden name was Mack. (daughter of . of [blank].) my Brother; . (now deceased.) . myself. . . and . my Sisters. , and ,
During the Second year of our residence in this place. I being about 15 years old. there was an unusal religious excitement. Commencing in the Methodist Society and soon becameing general among all the sects in that vicinity, The results of which. were that many united with the different Sects. causing much strife and division among the people, Some crying lo here, and some lo there. some contending for one faith, and some for another.
And notwithstanding the love they expressed. at the time of their conversion. and the zeal of the respective clergy. who had been active in getting up. and promoting this excitement. with the avowed object of “converting every body;” professing to care but little, with what Society the converts united; Yet when the converts began to unite with the different sects. it became evident. that the professed love. and zeal. of both converts and Priests. were more pretended than real, And a scene of great confusion. and bad feelings. ensued—Priest at war with Priest—convert with convert—convincing and unprejudiced mind. that their professed love [p. 1]
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