This book follows the amazing life of John Corbly, circa 1733 to 1803, from the time he was shanghaied in Ireland as a young teenager to the troublesome times of the Whisky Rebellion in frontier Pennsylvania. Once in America, he experiences some good luck. Indentured to a good Christian family, he learns farming, believing it to be his destiny. But those were not God's plans for him, and this unassuming young man eventually becomes a lay preacher and evangelist. Persecuted for his beliefs, he moves his family to the wild frontier of Pennsylvania. Once he reaches this untamed area, like the other frontiersmen, Corbly finds only pain and suffering as crops fail, there is no money, and Indian raids wipe out whole communities in a matter of minutes. The fledgling government has little respect for these rugged frontiersmen. The bureaucrats think this remote province across the mountains is good for only one thing - collecting taxes - that these poor, unfortunate frontier families are not able to pay. More fear and anguish results from the brutal actions of the Federal government who send troops and drag the suspected "insurrectionists" out of their beds in the dead of winter. Yet, through it all, the indefatigable Rev. John Corbly never loses faith, establishes many churches throughout Pennsylvania, and continues to evangelize until his dying breath.
A very good book and quite humours. A little to much history and it made the preacher sound like he was for making moon shine. I would recommend the book to anyone black or white alike for its fun reading alone.
was a well written book i like books of long ago.we could use more books of this kind love it
Purchased the kindle version. Unfortunately it's completely broken and borderline unreadable - it must have been processed automatically from a scan. Characters like apostrophes and quotation marks are missing in every location, and several places (in the first two chapters - so far) sentences are strangely jumbled - for example: "They weren t the high spirited pair he had learned on during the carriage ride, but a splendid pair of draft responded to his every animals that command." and another: "It was late afternoon when Applegate called John over and handed him a five pound her attendance and Mister the bride away" umm, what?
Update: The author contacted us and took care of our problem. =)
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