Development of a Nation 1783-1815: Religion Research Article from American Eras

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Peter Cartwright was one of the most tireless Methodist circuit riders of the nineteenth century. At the end of his career he looked back on what his life was like on the early frontier around 1800: A Methodist preacher in those days, when he felt that God had called him to preach, instead of hunting up a college or Biblical institute, hunted up a hardy pony or a horse, and some traveling apparatus, and with his library always at hand, namely, Bible, Hymn Book, and Discipline, he started, and with a text that never wore out nor grew stale, he cried, "Behold the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world!" In this way he went through storms of wind, hail, snow, and rain; climbed hills and mountains, traversed valleys, plunged through swamps, swam swollen streams, lay out all night, wet...

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