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Chaplains and Clergy of The Revolution: Chapter 8 – Samuel Spring

Contents of Chapter 8:  The Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution

Samuel Spring, D.D. beginning at His Early Life. —Becomes Chaplain in the Army. —The only Chaplain in Arnold’s Expedition across the Northern Wilderness. —His Description of its Formation. —Preaches at Newbueyport to the Army. —Visits the Tomb of Whitfield. —Description of the March through the Wilderness. —His Sufferings and Labors. —Famine. —His Description of shooting a Moose. —His Labors at Point aux Tremble. —Storming of Quebec. — He leads Arnold out of the Fight. —Leaves the Army. —Settled at Newburyport. —His Interview with Aaron Burr. —His Death.

This is an amazing testimony of how the Glory of God exhibits His Sovereignty to an individual, Samuel Spring. As a young man Dr. Spring then lives the extensibility of the Gospel through a  faithfulness of belief put into action. One has to not just watch this video but read this Chapter several times over and ask who else you know that is as Rev. Spring was?

In our day and age I would say few to none.

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Chaplains and Clergy of The Revolution: Chapter 5

 Contents of Chapter 5

Personal Influence of the Clergy. The Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution

—Appointment of Chaplains. —Correspondence Between The Ministers Of CONNECTICUT AND MASSACHUSETTS.

Pastors directly involved: Thaxter, Foster and Payson fighting at Lexington and Concord. — “Washington asks Congress for Chaplains. —Number and Names of, in the Army at Cambridge. —The Plan of one for two Regiments broken up. —Washington’s Second Letter to Congress on the Subject. —His General Order respecting Chaplains. The Pastor/Chaplains acting. —David Ely. —Joseph Fish. —Jonah Stearns. —John Mills. —David Caldwell. —Thomas Read. —Robert Davidson. —Elizur Goodrich. —Wm. Gorham. —John Steele. —Francis Cummings. —Azel Roe.—IIezekiah Balcil,—Charles McKnight. —Manasseh Cutler. —Nathan Strong. —Nathaniel Porter.—Annie Robins. —John Cleveland.—Samuel McClintock. —Hezekiah Ripley. —Isaac Lewis. —Dr. Latta. —Dr. Armstrong.

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