The Life of the Rev. James Ireland, who was, for Many Years, Pastor of the Baptist Church in Buck Marsh, Waterlick and Happy Creek, in Frederick and Shenandoah Counties, Virginia. James IRELAND.

The Life of the Rev. James Ireland, who was, for Many Years, Pastor of the Baptist Church in Buck Marsh, Waterlick and Happy Creek, in Frederick and Shenandoah Counties, Virginia

Winchester: Printed for the Publishers by J. Foster, 1819. Edition not stated. Octavo (17cm); contemporary full calf, dark brown, title on spine; 232pp. Boards warped; leather shows surface rubbing and abrasions, scratches and bumps; spots of delamination; large "F" carved into front; material loss at crown of spine. Textblock comprehensively foxed, with creases and dampstains, some torn corners and pulled signatures; juvenile marginalia throughout preliminaries; hinges somewhat loose but bindings otherwise sound. A Good copy.

An account of the life of Reverend James Ireland, portions as dictated to his secretary on his own deathbed. He was born in Scotland, 1748—a self-described wicked man, he eventually converted to the Baptist faith and went to Virginia, where the Church of England reigned supreme. Ireland continued preaching as a Baptist, despite risking arrest; he even spent time in a Culpeper County jail. Eventually, he settled down in the Shenandoah Valley, teaching and preaching the faith throughout Virginia (and enduring a strange episode where his servants attempted to poison him) until he passed away in 1806.

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