Evangelism in ante-bellum Kentucky, as commented on in an autograph letter, signed 12 November 1846, from Henderson, Kentucky, to the Sabbath School of the Church of the Covenant

4to. Four pages, approximately 550 words. Thanking his correspondents for appointing a missionary to Kentucky, McCullough writes of his own 30 year career as an evangelist there, describing in three pages a Sunday school he helped start "in the mountains of Kentucky" ("Calaboose" valley). In part: "[On Sunday] the entire forenoon is spent in the Sunday School and the afternoon in devoted to a prayer meeting … not a drop of liquor can be had within ten miles round … on my first visit [ten years ago] I found they were in the habit of meeting every Sabbath to gamble and drink liquor, which generally ended in a free fight, not a gospel sermon had been preached there for seven years and it was generally spoken of as the Dark Hole." Folded. Very good. Item #50257

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