Four Page Unsigned Letter Dated 1854 Describing the Conversion and Church Life of a Young Woman in New Haven, CT

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Book Condition: Very Good


Four page autograph letter unsigned. Housed in the original stampless envelope with postmark in red ("New Haven 12 June 3 Paid"). Envelope addressed to Mrs. Elmira L. Bennett, Turmbull (sic. probably Trumbull), Long Hill, Conn., Care of Mrs. William Squire. Octavo sized sheet folded once to make a duodecimo sheet of four pages. Included with this letter is our typed reading of the letter. Several words are indecipherable but for the most part this warm, pious letter describing the eternal hope of the author in Jesus Christ is quite legible. She writes, in part, "I feel that all I am and are is my blessed masters and I feel blessed in feeling thus. O Elmira, I would not give up the hope of one day reigning above with Christ for ought on earth. I feel that God is truly so mindful of me so kind that when I realize all his goodness to me. I can but cry out unclean, unclean, so unworthy of the least of all his favors." She speaks in detail of a young people's meeting which seem to have improved dramatically with the presence of a new pastor "B. Hoyt." Other guest speakers are mentioned, both male and female. 1854 was a time of revival in both the USA and Great Britain because of the ministry of Charles Spurgeon. The writer makes no mention of Spurgeon, but her warm response to the gospel is typical for the time. Folds. The envelope is browned and the back flap tattered. The original letter is quite clean and crisp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Title: Four Page Unsigned Letter Dated 1854 Describing the Conversion and Church Life of a Young Woman in New Haven, CT

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Categories: Ephemera, Church History, Americana, Evangelism,

Publisher: New Haven, 1854

Binding: Manuscript

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 012396

Keywords: CHURCH HISTORY, REVIVAL, CONNECTICUT, AMERICANA,