The Pilgrims of Iowa (Classic Reprint)

byTruman O. Douglass

Paperback | October 13, 2017

The Pilgrims of Iowa (Classic Reprint) by Truman O. Douglass


Excerpt from The Pilgrims of Iowa

Mr. Turner closed his work at Denmark in 1868, but he did not close his life until 1885; so that I was his contemporary here in Iowa for seventeen years. I knew personally all the other patriarchs, Gaylord, Reed, Holbrook and Emerson, though Gaylord and Holbrook had left the state before I came. Before 1868, Hutchinson and Spaulding of the Band had died, and Alden and Ripley had returned to New England. The other seven of the eleven were still associated with Iowa, although just then E. B. Turner was in Missouri; all these I knew well, and some of them intimately. With Ephraim Adams and Salter, I was in close association for more than forty years. (i protest, however, in spite of many statements to the contrary, that I was not a member of the Band ) Meet ing Brother Adams for the first time at a joint session of the Mitchell and Garnavillo Associations, at mcgregor in October of 1868, I said, Well, I never will get acquainted with that man, so quiet, so stately and so sedate

But I did get acquainted with him. He gave me the right hand of fellowship at my ordination, and he became to me the brother of all the brethren; and he came into my life as no other man in Iowa has done. He selected me for his successor at Decorah, but the church did not ratify the election He did not choose me as his successor in the office of superintend ent, but I am sure he was glad to have me there. Tears will come now as I think of the wounding of his dear, sensitive heart in that he was permitted to lead the forces only to the borders of the Promised Land of self-support.

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Title:The Pilgrims of Iowa (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:480 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.97 inShipping dimensions:480 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.97 inPublished:October 13, 2017Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1332063268

ISBN - 13:9781332063260

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