Rev. Benjamin Boardman is Chaplain to Durkee’s Regiment.—His Diary.
Benjamin Boardman (1731-1802) was born at Glastonbury, Connecticut to Edward and Dorothy (Smith) Boardman. He graduated from Yale College in 1758 and was tutor there in 1760. In 1762 he was settled as pastor in Middle Haddam, Connecticut and remained there until 1783. He married Ann (Johnson), widow of Stephen Hosmer. Jr. Boardman served as a chaplain in the Revolutionary War. He was with Captain Comfort Sage’s Troop of Horse from Middletown at the Lexington alarm, and was present at the Boston siege, 1775. He was chaplain of Colonel Durkee’s Connecticut regiment in Washington’s army in 1776. He was installed as the pastor of the Second Church of Christ in Hartford, Connecticut in 1784. He remained pastor of this church until his death in 1802. (from The History of the Second Church of Christ in Hartford, by Edwin Pond Parker.)
Uncertainty as to his Identity with the subject of the Following Sketch.— Patriotic Sermon delivered before the Troops at Ticonderoga.—His Career after the War.—His Death.
William McKay Tennent was born in 1741. He grew up with New Side influences directing his education at home before he entered the College of New Jersey (Princeton University). The College of New Jersey continued the New Side education provided by the Log College. He graduated at the college of New Jersey in 1763, and was ordained to preach in 1772. He married the daughter of Dr. Rodgers, of New York, a distinguished patriot, and a chaplain in the army, and was settled in Greenfield, Connecticut. He was a man of polished manners, and distinguished for his amiability of temper and generous hospitality.
This is the excerpt of a sermon ‘Delivered at the head of Cols. Mott’s and Swift’s regiments when under arms, expecting the approach of the enemy hourly, at Mount Independence, Sunday, October 20th, 1776.
Where are the Pastors especially the modern pastors who could fill the shoes of George Duffield? Rev. Duffield is the Pastor who I feature and read about virtually to my Grandchildren from ‘The Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution.’
This week I just about came to tears at the end of Chapter 37 about George Duffield. I know, as I shake my head, I know there are a number of pastors I have no clue about who are standing for the complete Foundational Biblical living as Rev. Duffield exemplifies. Yet, not to the level that he represents. If they were a shadow of Duffield there would not be any of the present day evils that are destroying our Liberties.
Let me give you this statement from Duffield, even as he knew that the British had put a £50 bounty on his head:Continue reading →
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The quick overview of Moses Allen: — His Early Life. — A Friend of Madison. — Settles in Midway, Georgia. — His Patriotic Efforts. — Chaplain in the Army. — His House and Church Burned. — In the Battle before Savannah. — Is taken Prisoner. — Confined On Board a Prison Ship. — His Sufferings.— Brutality of his Captors. — Attempts to Escape. — Is Drowned. — Denied Decent Burial.Continue reading →
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The quick picture of Judah Champion: — The Pastor of Litchfield. — His Prayers For His Country. — Extraordinary Scene In Church On The Arrival Of News From The Army. — Women Working On The Sabbath To Prepare Garments For The Soldiers. — The Pastor On The Field Of Battle.
Judah Champion was powerful in prayer to the extent that when someone called for a doctor they also sent for him. Many believed in “the efficacy (the ability to produce a desired result) of his fervent prayer.” Most of all he hated every form of oppression and put ‘the weight of his personal character and his eloquent tongue to the cause of the Colonies.”Continue reading →
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Saturday’s program is the promised continuation of last week with a some additional insight into truth about Christianity during the Founding that you won’t get in the majority of churches in our modern time.
I forgot to put in out that I will be on Dr. Mike Spaulding’s program this Monday evening. Here is the link to his program site: https://drmikelive.com/ Please listen in if you can. We will be covering a lot of topics including my books and the two big projects I’m working on.