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From: Edward Sinker <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Camp Meeting
Date: Sun, 05 Sep 1999 16:30:59 +0100


I am reading, Henry Ward Beecher, The Indiana Years, 1837-1847
by Jane Shaffer Elsmere, p. 146, which seems to suggest that camp
meetings might be a Presbyterian phenomenon.

"The first Presbyterian camp meeting in the West had taken place in
Logan County, Kentucky, in July 1800 and it had become the proto-
type for succeeding gatherings. People had come from as far away
as one hundred miles to attend. Placing their tents and waggons to
form a hollow square, the people assembled in the center where they
sat on rows of logs around a rude platform; and it was from this
temporary pulpit that the worship services originated." - Ed

Edward Sinker
Church Lea
Bosbury
Herefordshire HR8 1PX
UK

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