The Sunday-school Century; Containing A History Of The Congregational Sunday-school And Publishing…

Paperback | May 15, 2012

byWilliam Ewing

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 Excerpt: ...sixty-seven years the presidents were laymen. The first, Hon. William Reed of Marblehead, showed his deep interest in Sunday-schools as president of the Massachusetts Sabbath-School Union during the seven years of its history. His fitness for the task seemed so apparent that, although the society was union, he, a Congregationalist, was reelected each year. With the forming of the Congregational society he was selected for the presidency, and served for five years until his death in 1837. Mr. Reed was succeeded by Alfred D. Foster, Esq., for one year and was followed by Hon. Samuel T. Armstrong, who served successfully for twelve years. He was succeeded by Hon. Samuel H. Walley, a most devoted friend of Sunday-school work, who gave time and ability to the presidency for eighteen years, having previously served thirteen years as director. During the next ten years Hon. Charles Theodore Russell of Cambridge, prominent and successful in all good work, served with devotion and ability until his death. For the next few years the presidency was rilled by J. Russell Bradford, Ezra Farnsworth and Samuel Johnson, all distinguished business men. When the readjustment of the society took place, in 1882, the choice of a president was felt to be of great importance. There is clear indication of divine guidance in the selection of Samuel B. Capen, one of the most earnest and active of Boston's laymen. He entered heart and soul into the life of the society in all its departments, giving generously of his energy and ability in applying the best business methods to the publishing department, and entering with devotion and enthusiasm into the missionary work, which had recently been restored. He was delighted to meet any superintendent or missionary who visited headquarters, ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 Excerpt: ...sixty-seven years the presidents were laymen. The first, Hon. William Reed of Marblehead, showed his deep interest in Sunday-sch...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021761051X

ISBN - 13:9780217610513

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