The country called Cumberland. Indian warfare. Anecdote of Daviess and Donnelson. Pioneer women. Colonel Joe Brown. Privations and hardships. Boating to New Orleans. Mail facilities, [1-4]
Education without books. The first school in Cumberland. Tennessee's first "meeting-house." Charles Cummings. Kentucky. Rice and Craighead. Formal worship. Unconverted church members and ministers. Richard King. Lifeless preaching. Conversion of James McGready. His removal to Kentucky, [5-9]
Fasting and prayer. McGready's covenant. Gasper River. General awakening. Muddy River. Sinners falling prostrate. [xii] Origin of camp-meetings. Spread of the revival. Its origin in McGready's churches. The "Cumberlands" not "New Lights." Shouting. Tokens. "The Union," [10-19]
Testimony of David Rice, and of the Presbyterian General Assembly. George Baxter's testimony. David Nelson in the "Western Sketch Book." James Gallagher. Methodist testimony. Dr. Speer's history. Infidelity and the revival of 1800. Modern missionary progress and the revival, [20-26]
The gift of the Holy Ghost the distinctive privilege of the new dispensation. Finis Ewing's testimony. Anecdote of Ewing. Mr. Moody and "the power." Anecdotes of Donnell and Calhoun. Dr. Samuel Miller and H.F. Delany. An ordination incident. James B. Porter in a Presbyterian camp-meeting. The sublime faith of our first preachers. Calhoun dealing with disturbers. Solemn covenants. Remarkable answers to prayer. Testimony of our first preachers, [27-38]
Opposition to McGready's work in North Carolina.
Balch in McGready's Kentucky churches. Violence.
Hyper-Calvinism logically anti-revival. "Old
Side" objections to revival "measures."
Camp-meetings and the "Mourners' bench."
Arguments. An "orderly" meeting.
Misrepresentation. The "Stoneites."
An editor's mistake. The "Jerks," [39-47]
Pressing need for more preachers. David Rice's advice. Anderson, Ewing, and King before the Transylvania Presbytery. Anderson received as a "candidate." The General Assembly's advice. The revival party's statement. Statement of James Hutchinson, Esq.. King as a lay exhorter. Anderson. McLean. Porter. Chapman. Division of Transylvania Presbytery, and formation of Cumberland Presbytery. Ordination of Anderson, Ewing, and King. The educational question not the cause of division. Proofs. Efforts to secure education for young men. Presbyterian testimony then and now. How shall we evangelize the masses? [48-65]
Reservations in adopting the Confession. Meanings of "fatality." Dr. Davidson's testimony. Two charges. Unsoundness of doctrine the chief difficulty. Platform of union with Southern Presbyterians proposed in 1867. "Elect infants," and the Westminster Assembly. Dr. MacCrae, of Scotland. The Westminster creed an incumbrance to revival preaching. Testimony of Dr. Chalmers and Dr. Schaff. Creeds and theodicies. Significant incidents in the Belfast Council. The mission of Cumberland Presbyterians, [66-76]
The two parties in Cumberland Presbytery. The Commission.
Statement of charges. The young men appealed to.
Forbidden to preach. This action pronounced unconstitutional
by the Presbyterian General Assembly. Bitterness of
the people against the Commission. Mr. Lyle, [77-81]
The Council. Why the revival party did not appeal from the Commission's decision. Cumberland Presbytery dissolved. The Council's efforts for reconciliation. Lyle's tears. The Assembly's final decision. The Council's last effort for reconciliation. Gloomy outlook. Cumberland Presbytery re-organized. "The Cumberland schism " not a schism. Measures adopted by the new Presbytery. Rigid rules and discipline. Strict Sabbath observance. Lack of regular pastorates. Methods of education and study. List of the ministers belonging to the new presbytery, [82-92]
A separate denomination not at first aimed at. Formation of a Synod. Presbyterial boundaries. Pen-and-ink sketch of the members of the synod. McSpeddin. Harris. Philip McDonnold. William McGee's anxiety about the new creed, [93-97]
Exceptions about fatality. Outline statement of doctrine. Fuller creed adopted. Exhibit of changes in the Westminster Con [xv] fessions. Additions. "The medium system." Diagram of creeds. Conditions of communion, [98-108]
Three Presbyteries. Tokens. Col. Joe Brown's case. Fencing the table. Elders in presbytery. Extended fields. Fast days. A three-fold plan. Plans for securing and supporting itinerants. Final failure of this system. Origin of the name, Cumberland Presbyterian. Presbyterial libraries. Preaching on a call to the ministry. Demand for preachers in new fields. Catechising. Necessity for a school discussed. Prejudice against statistics. Camp-meetings in neglected neighborhoods. The doctrines preached, [109-119]
Red River church, Kentucky. Gasper River. Beech church, Tennessee. Big Spring. Thomas Calhoun's pastorate. Smyrna. New Hope. Mt. Moriah. Goshen. Origin of the Nashville church, [120-127]
Proximity of the Indians. Quickening of the missionary spirit. Indians at camp-meetings. Mission work by the presbyteries. Mission of Samuel King and Robert Bell. Bell's Mission and school, 1820. Indian customs. Traditions of the Tombigbee. The first Board of Missions for the whole church. The Russellville church, Kentucky. Details of Bell's missionary work. Letter from an Indian chief. Mrs. Bell's diary. Removal of the Indians. End of Bell's mission, [128-141]
New fields. East Tennessee. McGready's letter to East Tennessee Presbyterians. An ecclesiastical barrier. Calhoun and Robert Donnell in East Tennessee (1815). Calhoun's tour the next year. David Foster. The Rev. J.S. Guthrie. Other laborers. The Rev. George Donnell. Organization of Knoxville Presbytery. Hardships. West Tennessee. John L. Dillard and the Rev. James McDonnold first in this field (1820). Richard Beard (1821). Difficulties. Camp-meetings. Organization of Hopewell Presbytery. Jackson's Purchase, Kentucky. B.H. Pearson's labors. Missionary work of Logan Presbytery. M.H. Bone. Incidents. Church growth in Kentucky, [142-154]
A glance at the history of Alabama. Robert Bell sent to Hunt's Spring. Calhoun. Robert Donnell. Other laborers. Circuits. South Alabama. Efforts to form a presbytery. Labors of William Moore, Samuel King, R.D. King and Daniel Patton. Tombigbee Presbytery organized. Anecdote of R.D. King. A sermon by William Moore. Alabama Presbytery. Reminiscences. Hindrances, [155-163.]
Indiana. William Harris' visit. Missionaries sent to Wabash and Indiana. Hardships. Organization of Mt. Zion church. Other congregations. Incidents. Illinois. First Cumberland Presbyterian sermon in this territory. John Crawford. Incidents. Green P. Rice. First Illinois camp-meeting. D.W. [xvii] McLin. Second camp-meeting. Chapman's missionary tour. Sparse settlements. Hardships. Illinois Presbytery organized. Comparison of church growth in Indiana and Illinois, [164-174]
First Cumberland Presbyterian sermon in Missouri.
Daniel Buie. R.D. Morrow sent to Missouri.
J.T.A. Henderson's boyhood home. Morrow's second trip
to Missouri. McGee Presbytery organized.
Finis Ewing in Missouri. "School of the Prophets."
Labors of R.D. King and Reuben Burrow. A home supply
of preachers. Pioneer missionaries: Robert Sloan,
Archibald McCorkle, H.R. Smith, Frank M. Braly. Anecdote
of Braly. A.A. Young. Daniel Patton.
Adventure of William Blackwell. Arkansas.
Emigration thither of the Pyatts and Carnahans. John
Carnahan's circuit. Ordination of Carnahan.
The first sacramental meeting in Arkansas. Incidents.
An "intermediate" session of McGee Presbytery.
Labors of R.D. King and Reuben Burrow. Camp-meetings.
Sickness. Return of Burrow and King to Missouri.
Arkansas Presbytery. Settlement of Cane Hill.
The Buchanans. Cane Hill College. Bands
of robbers. Guilford Pylant,
Need of a college recognized. Plan adopted.
Details. Dr. Cossitt. Expediency of organizing
a General Assembly discussed, 1823. Reasons for delay.
Last meeting of the General Synod. List of the presbyteries
and original members. Four synods formed.
The synodical period, [201-206]
The transition period. State of the church.
Changed times. Progress. Mistakes.
The college. Home missionary progress.
Statistics. Revivals. Camp-meetings.
Appeal cases. Samuel King's tour among the churches.
Temperance. Fraternal intercourse with other churches.
A theological school demanded. Church growth.
Change from missionary evangelists to pastorates.
New presbyteries and synods. Financial troubles, [207-213.]
Outward and internal history. A manual labor institution. The college located at Princeton, Ky. Buildings. Debts. Lease of Barnett and Shelby. Cholera. Barnett's lease surrendered. A stock company formed. Threats. Reviving hope, followed by failure. The Assembly decides to select a new location. Lebanon, Tenn., chosen. Report of the Commissioners. Protest of the friends of Princeton. Resolution against the control of pecuniary matters by the Assembly. Cumberland College after "the removal." Internal history. A homespun costume prescribed. Refectory and dormitories. Presidents. Professors. Dr. Beard's administration. Dr. Azel Freeman. Alumni, [214-228]
Origin of the Religious and Literary Intelligencer. David Lowry. The paper moved to Nashville. Sold to James Smith. [xix] Smith's multiplied labors. The paper becomes The Cumberland Presbyterian. Hopeless indebtedness. T.C. Anderson, assistant editor. Efforts to increase the circulation. Smith's agreement with the Assembly. Editorial denunciations. No General Assembly, 1839. Convention at Nashville. Its action. Smith's Cumberland Presbyterian at Springfield, Tenn. He denounces the convention. Strife and division. Smith's college at Springfield. The Banner of Peace. Action of the Assembly, 1840. Smith's subsequent course. Preachers who have joined the Presbyterians, [229-241]
Self-denying missionaries. Opposition to settled pastors. Proposed abolition of pastorates, 1830. Action of West Tennessee Synod. Misconceptions. Pastors and evangelists. Calhoun's testimony. False ideas of "supporting the gospel." Two anecdotes of Dr. A.J. Baird. Wrong training. Robbing pastors. Meager pay of circuit riders. The credit system. The scriptural method, [242-252 ]
Bell's Mission. Bad character of settlers in the
Indian country. Anecdote of a slave trader.
An Indian comment on the Bankrupt Law. Removal of
the Indians from Mississippi. Rush of settlers.
"Seizing the golden opportunity." Temptations.
Religious apostasy. Isaac Shook's testimony.
Formation of Mississippi Presbytery. Shook's meetings
at Columbus. Denominational progress in Mississippi.
Mississippi Synod organized. Presbyteries.
Mississippi preachers. Anecdote of R.L. Ross.
Louisiana. First congregation organized.
Louisiana Presbytery, [253-262]
American colonist in Texas. Sumner Bacon. Bacon in Texas. Attacked by ruffians. First Texas camp-meeting. Bacon's work. The Rev. Mr. Chase. Bacon's ordination. A.J. McGown. San Jacinto. Texas Presbytery formed. Robert Tate. Samuel W. Frazier. James McDonnold. Work of R.O. Watkins. Other helpers. Darkness followed by revival. Table of dates, [263-272.]
The Rev. Jacob Lindley. Visit of M.H. Bone and John W. Ogden. Request of Presbyterians in Washington County, Pa. Action of the Assembly. Arrival of the missionaries. Morgan's account. Morgan's first sermon in Pennsylvania. First meetings, and their results. Formation of the first Cumberland Presbyterian church in this State. The first camp-meeting. An incident. Anecdote of Burrow and Donnell. Bryan at Pittsburg. Formation of a new presbytery. LeRoy Woods' work. Jacob Lindley's testimony. The Carmichaels church. Uniontown. Hopewell. J.T.A. Henderson. Brownsville. Bryan at Meadville. Pittsburg. Anecdote of Bryan. Death of Morgan. The Union and Evangelist. Pennsylvania Synod formed, [273-291]
Visit of Bone and Ogden. Morgan's visit to Athens. His return. Result of his labors. Morgan's Ohio Camp-meeting. Incidents. Our first church in Ohio. Beverly. Mr. Lindley's labors there. Senecaville. A circus incident. Cumberland, Ohio. Lebanon. The Rev. F.G. Black's work. The Covington church. Our church in Ohio, [292-300]
Revival at Bowling Green, Kentucky. A Kentucky
camp-meeting. A sample church under the supply system.
Anecdote of Hugh B. Hill. "Stars falling."
Beginnings of Cane Hill College, Arkansas. Anecdotes
of John Buchanan and T.C. Anderson. Duelling condemned
by the Missouri Synod. Andrew Jackson and J.M. Berry.
Conversion of an infidel woman. Anecdote of R.D. King,
Progress. Records of the General Synod and Assembly. Opening sermon of the Assembly of 1843, by Milton Bird. No Assembly in 1844. The Assembly of 1845. Organization of the Board of Missions. Work of this board. A Committee on Publication. A new Publishing Committee, 1847. Its work at Louisville. Transferred to Nashville 1858. Our Hymnbook history. The Board of Church Extension. Fraternal correspondence. Relations with the New School church. With the Old School. Efforts to secure a history of the church. First days. A last message from Robert Donnell. Colleges. New synods and presbyteries, [310-321]
Missions in the new Territories. City missions. David Lowry's mission to the Winnebagoes. Cumberland Presbyterian mis [xxii] sionaries under the American Board. David Lowry's visit to the Choctaw country, 1854. His report. R.W. Baker's work. Armstrong Academy. Burney Academy. Faithfulness of R.S. Bell and Mrs. Bell. Letters from Israel and George Folsom. The Foreign work. Edmond Weir in Liberia. His visit to America, 1857. Discouragements. Other foreign fields discussed. Candidates. J.C. Armstrong appointed missionary to Turkey, [322-335]
David Lowry's work. Church organized in Joseph Howard's house. J.G. White in Iowa. The first Iowa camp-meeting. Iowa Presbytery formed. Neil Johnson's labor. Ruffianism. David Lowry's missionary plan for the North-west. J.C. Armstrong's work in Iowa. A camp-meeting. A horse-racer converted. Waukon. P.H. Crider. A letter from Armstrong. Organization of Colesburg Presbytery. Hardships and dangers. Our meager strength in Iowa. Other North-western States, [336-341]
Gold and God's providence. Oregon. Difficulties in the way of its colonization. Fur traders. The first settlers. First Cumberland Presbyterian colony in Oregon. J.E. Braly. Crossing the plains. Whitman's Station massacre. Neil Johnson's journey. Cholera on the plains. Other dangers. Our first Oregon congregation. Oregon Presbytery. Efforts to establish a college. Jacob Gillespie. Self-sacrificing missionaries. Presbyteries. Acquisition of California. Gold. Transient settlements. Mixed population. An unfaithful missionary. Others who were faithful. John E. Braly. Letter from T.A. Ish. Cornelius Yager. Linville Dooley. Anecdote of E.C. Latta. Organization of California Presbytery. Mushroom [xxiii] churches. Mountain View church. J.M. Small at Napa City. Pacific Presbytery. Cumberland College at Sonoma. T.M. Johnson and the Pacific Observer. D.E. Bushnell's testimony. Johnson, a peace-maker. Fascinating opportunities. Difficulties and advantages. Our California presbyteries. Idaho, [342-356]
Visit of Reuben Burrow and Robert Donnell to North Carolina.
Feeble beginnings abandoned. West Virginia.
Our work in Georgia. A. Templeton and Z.M. McGhee.
A war anecdote. Georgia Presbytery. The
political struggle in Kansas. Letter from an emigrant.
Round Prairie church. Kansas Presbytery.
Leavenworth Presbytery. Missionaries.
Concentration. Mushroom colleges. Theological school. Disagreement. Theological School of Bethel College. Action of the Assembly. Dr. Burrow's teachings. A living question. Missions. Fear of centralization. Proposed consolidation of newspapers. Arguments pro and con. Books. Crisman's Origin and Doctrines. Dillard's Reply to Lewis A. Lowry. Cossitt's Life and Times of Ewing. Anderson's Life of Donnell. Beard's Theology. Dr. Beard as a theologian. Controversies. Dr. Burrow's departures from the traditional faith. Decay of camp-meetings. Church trials. Profitless controversies, [362-372]
The Memphis church. Anecdote of Matthew H. Bone
and Hugh B. Hill. Story of Benjamin Watson.
Facts from P.G. Rea's [xxiv] History of New Lebanon
Presbytery. Compensation of preachers.
Anecdote of James Johnson. An Indian's conversion.
A mother's Sunday-school. A discouraged teacher.
Anecdote of M.H. Bone and F.G. Black. Story of a stammering
Presbyteries, North and South. Location of church boards. Representatives in the Assembly of 1861. Reports of boards. Assembly of 1862. Southern presbyteries unrepresented. Temporary Committees on Missions and Publication. Re-organization of these committees in 1863. Removal of publishing interests to Pittsburg. Assemblies of 1864 and 1865. State of things in the South. The Chattanooga Convention. Missionary committee. Convention at Selma, Ala. Letter from Milton Bird. The Southern Observer. Memphis Convention. Assembly of 1866. A general fast day. Missionary boards. Re-organization of the Board of Publication at Nashville. Proposed Organic Union with Southern Presbyterians. Conference of committees. Result. Proposed revision of form of government. Consolidation of missionary boards. Controversy about the plans of the Board of Missions. Action of the Assembly of 1870. Abolition of the synod discussed. Church periodicals. New presbyteries, [380-390]
Assemblies and Conventions. Milton Bird's opening sermon, 1861. Resolutions. Resolutions adopted in 1862 and in 1863. Deliv [xxv] erance of 1864. Protest. Action in 1865. Position of Southern Cumberland Presbyterians. The Chattanooga Convention. Deliverance of the Assembly of 1866. Action of Pennsylvania Synod. Of the Assembly at Memphis, 1867. At Lincoln, 1868. Relations of Cumberland Presbyterians to slavery. Finis Ewing's views. McAdow. Ephraim McLean. Robert Donnell's prayer. Testimony of Dr. Beard's diary. A typical case. The Revivalist on slavery. Testimony of The Cumberland Presbyterian, 1835. Changes wrought by political agitation. Action of the Assemblies of 1848 and 1851. Present attitude of the church. Its Southern membership, [391-419]
Chaplains. Army missionaries. Methods of work by chaplains. Their trying duties. Denominations forgotten. Work in the Union armies. Labors of A.W. White and G.N. Mattox. A.G. Osborne. H.H. Ashmore. Hiram A. Hunter. J.W. Woods. S. Richards. The Southern army. Resolutions adopted by Southern chaplains. Revival in Bragg's army. Death of George L. Winchester. Cumberland Presbyterian Committee on army missions. J.L. Cooper. Nightly services during Johnston's retreat. A picket incident. Other incidents. Hardships of Southern chaplains. M.B. DeWitt. A.G. Burrow. Revival in the Southern armies, [420-431]
Order of things before the war. An illustrative case. Colored people at camp-meetings. Colored preachers before the war. The change wrought by the war. Conventions of colored Cumberland Presbyterians at Henderson, Kentucky, and Huntsville, Alabama. Action at Murfreesboro, May 1869. A separate organization. A colored commissioner at the Assembly of 1870. Progress of colored Cumberland Presbyterians. Their General Assembly. School at Bowling Green, Kentucky. Our duty to the colored people. Letter of J.F. Humphrey, [432-439]
Missions in towns and cities. Itinerant missionaries. New Territories entered. R.S. Bell's work among the Indians. Liberia and Turkey. Gloomy letters from Edmond Weir. His second visit to America. Abandonment of the Liberia mission. J.C. Armstrong's mission to Turkey. His voyage to England. Arrival at Constantinople. Greek Christians from Brusa. Troubles. Providential relief. Work done by Armstrong. His illness and return to America, [440-447]
Growing spirit of unity. Quarterly collections. Day of prayer for colleges. Need of ministers. Death of Milton Bird. John Frizzell elected stated clerk. Discussion of the revised Form of Government. Proposition for organic union with Northern Presbyterians. Proposed terms of union. Response of the Presbyterian committee. Result. False ideas. Visit of James Morrison and Fergus Ferguson. Anecdote of Ferguson. Corresponding delegates. Address of J.S. Hays of the Northern Presbyterian church. Old School Presbyterian delegates. Assembly at Jefferson, Texas. Other Assemblies. General Superintendent of Sunday-schools. M.B. DeWitt succeeded by J.H. Warren. Address of Dr. E.D. Morris, 1879. Semi-centennial meeting. The Woman's Board. Its work. A Woman's Board in 1818. Negotiations concerning organic union with Evangelical Lutherans. Important measures adopted in 1881. Revised Confession of Faith approved, 1882. Vote of the presbyteries. T.C. Blake elected stated clerk. John Frizzell the first elder moderator. The Assembly [xxvii] at Bentonville, Arkansas. Dancing condemned. Consolidation of papers. Board of Ministerial Relief. New books. History of the Presbyterian Alliance and the relations of Cumberland Presbyterians with it. Death of Dr. A.J. Baird. New synods and presbyteries. Statistics. Freedom from proselyting, [448-468]
Progress. City missions. Our work in St. Louis. Mission at Little Rock, Ark. Kansas City, and Sedalia, Mo. Logansport, Ind. Chattanooga, Tenn. Other missions. Successful administration of the board's affairs. Importance of Home Missions. Indian missions. Bethel Presbytery. Work among the Cherokees. Foreign Missions. Action of the Assembly 1870-1873. Dr. S.T. Anderson sent to the Island of Trinidad. History of his work. His return. J.B. and A.D. Hail accepted as candidates. The Japan mission. M.L. Gordon. The Hail brothers. J.B. Hail in Osaka, Japan, 1877. Beginning work. A.D. Hail joins his brother, October, 1878. The first sermon. Interest in the work. Difficulties. A Sunday-school organized. First baptism and communion service. Fruits at home. The Woman's Board. Extending work. Denominational literature. Arrival of Misses Orr and Leavitt. "Denarii boxes." "A woman's meeting." The Osaka church. Missionary conference, 1883. A great revival. Scattered membership. Elders. Principles governing the work. Arrival of Mrs. A.M. Drennan. The Wilmina School. Other labors of Mrs. Drennan. Corea. Growing fruits. Organization of congregations. Churches built. A native council or presbytery. Work of Miss Orr. Arrival of Miss Duffield. Wakayama. Miss Leavitt's work. Shingu. Schools. Japanese young men in America. Arrival of G.E. Hudson and wife and Miss Rena Rezner, December, 1886. Members of the mission. Benefits of denominational work. Co-operation with other churches. The Mexican mission. Appointment of the Rev. A.H. Whatley. His preparatory visit to Mexico. Aguas Calientes. Needs of the work. Plans of the board. Consecration of F.P. Lawyer. Dr. Bell's lectures. The Missionary Record. General remarks, [469-508]
"Removal" of the college. R.L. Caruthers. Trustees. The first faculty. A University charter. The buildings. Obligations to teachers. T.C. Anderson made president, 1845. Free tuition to candidates for the ministry. Free boarding. Endowment. J.M. McMurray's work. The law department. Other departments. High grade of scholarship. Extension of buildings. President Anderson's administration. The theological department. Dr. Beard. The University closed by the war. Buildings burned. "Resurgam." Reopening of the school. Purchase of the Caruthers property. Prejudice and ill-feeling. Dr. McDonnold's presidency. How the work was sustained. Gifts to the University. "Camp Blake." Preparatory schools. The life insurance plan. The disaster it brought. Nathan Green made chancellor. Progress. Buildings. Relation of the theological school to the University. Education of young women. List of members of the faculty. The law school. Endowment. Duty of men of wealth, [509-526]
Three educational centers. Efforts to establish denominational schools in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Action of Pennsylvania synod, 1838. Greene Academy. Madison College. Anecdote of John Morgan. J.P. Weethee's work in Madison College. Beverly College. Mr. Weethee president. Expected results not realized. Beginnings of Waynesburg College. The building. First graduates. Charter. Professors. Joshua Loughran the first president. J.P. Weethee becomes president. Difficulties. Mr. Weethee's resignation. President pro tem. and faculty. A.B. Miller made president. Dr. Miller's labors. Mrs. Miller. Graduates. Teachers trained at Waynesburg. A new building. Endowment. Religious influence. Value of Waynesburg College. Lincoln University. Early efforts to found schools. Influence of public schools. Effect of the [xxix] civil war. Action of Indiana Synod. Commissioners appointed. The school located at Lincoln. The charter. Endowment. The building. The first faculty. Dr. Freeman's presidency. Dr. Bowdon his successor. Death of Dr. Bowdon. Dr. McGlumphy made president. Law and theological departments. Losses and difficulties. Resignation of Dr. McGlumphy. Graduates. Standard of scholarship. Professors. Trustees. Endowing agents. Work of the University. A new faculty. List of teachers and professors. Value of property. Trinity University. Educational spirit. Pioneer schools in Texas. Chapel Hill College. Larissa College. Ewing College. Origin of Trinity University. Tehuacana selected as the location. Plans for endowment. Faculty elected. Description of Tehuacana. University buildings. Prudent financial management. The charter. Presidents of Board of Trustees. List of presidents and members of the faculty. Presidents Beeson and McLeskey. Agents. Benefactors, [527-562]
The spirit of education among Cumberland Presbyterians. Our pioneer schools. Reports and resolutions adopted by the General Assembly. A graded system recommended. Warnings against the multiplication of schools. Number of schools in 1849. In 1856. List of colleges in 1860. Effect of the war. McGee College. Greeneville Seminary for Young Ladies. Greenwood Seminary. Union Female College. Cumberland Female College. Bethel College. Cane Hill College. Ward's Seminary. Spring Hill Institute. Loudon High School. Educational work in Missouri. Reflections on the evils of cheap scholarships, [563-584]
Publication. Use of the printing press.
The first edition of the Confession. Plan of Cumberland
College. Ewing's lectures. [xxx]
Hymn-book committee. Publishing Association.
The Louisville Board. Dr. Bird president, agent, and
editor. Succeeded by Le Roy Woods. Jesse
Anderson, Woods' successor. Work done at Louisville.
Committee of Publication at Nashville. W.S. Langdon,
general agent. The board chartered. Loans
and donations. Work transferred to Pittsburg.
S.T. Stewart, agent. Re-organization of the board
at Nashville. J.C. Provine, book editor and publishing
agent. W.E. Dunaway, agent. T.C. Blake,
financial agent. M.B. DeWitt, financial agent and
book editor. Purchase of the Sunday-School Gem
and Theological Medium. Consolidation of church
papers. Sunday-school publications. T.C.
Blake, business manager; 1874-'78. J.M. Gaut, 1878-'80.
T.M. Hurst, 1880-'86. Jno. D. Wilson, 1886.
Financial struggles. Efforts to secure a church history.
A digest. Hymn and tune book. Dr. W.E.
Ward. List of members of the board. Newspapers.
Banner of Peace. Church papers in Pennsylvania.
Cumberland Presbyterian Pulpit. The Ark.
The Texas Presbyterian. Texas Cumberland Presbyterian.
Texas Observer. The Watchman and Evangelist.
Papers in Missouri and Illinois. The Ladies' Pearl.
The Pacific Observer. The Theological Medium.
Revision of the Confession of Faith, 1853-1883.
Faults of our first Confession. Action in 1852. Committee on Revision, 1853. Its report discussed and rejected, 1854. Unsuccessful efforts to revise the Form of Government, 1867-'74. History of the new Confession of Faith. Improvements and defects. John L. Dillard's testimony. Temperance. Action of Elk Presbytery, 1816. Position of church papers. Le Roy Woods in the Indiana legislature, 1855. Temperance deliverances by the General Assembly. David Lowry's testimony. Anecdote of J.M. Berry, [585-617]
Inadequate Home Mission funds. Organization of Rocky Mountain Presbytery. Colorado. Colorado Springs. Pueblo. Visit of J. Cal Littrell to New Mexico. Nebraska. Indian diffi [xxxi] culties. Overland Express Companies. R.S. Reed's account of the work in Nebraska City and elsewhere. Another account. Formation of Nebraska Presbytery. Nebraska statistics. Washington Territory. H.W. Eagan at Walla Walla. A.W. Sweeny's record of the work. Statistics. Evangelists. R.G. Pearson and Dixon C. Williams. Anecdote of R.J. Sims. Our first evangelist. Lay evangelists. Evangelistic work among the Choctaws. A.P. Stewart. An old preacher's estimate of Dixon C. Williams. Our denominational progress. Increase in numbers. Lack of candidates for the ministry. "Heresy of the pocket." Regular pastors. Theological school. Comparison with Presbyterians. John L. Dillard's view. Decline in spirituality. General reflections. The author's unrecorded impressions. Cumberland Presbyterian doctrine in the Presbyterian Church. The mission of our church. Our debt to the Presbyterian Church, [618-634]
Sources from which these anecdotes are derived. Anecdote of Mrs. Samuel King. A timely arrival. A quarrel settled by a song. Conquered by kindness. Through head and heart. Tardiness cured. "The root of the matter." Anecdote of R.D. Morrow. Ruling passion strong in death. Comfort through faithfulness. Anecdote of F.M. Fincher. A Missouri camp-meeting. A barn meeting. A trial and a triumph. Another dancing incident. A war incident. A case of fasting and prayer. A gainsayer converted. A band of rowdies conquered. The key-stone of the arch. A Presbyterian elder convinced. A Christmas party. Two cases contrasted. A defeat changed to victory. A mother's prayers. A Jew converted. L.C. Ransom's discipline. Presentiment of death, [635-652]