The Pisgah Book, 1784-1909

The Pisgah Book, 1784-1909
The Pisgah Book, 1784-1909
Excerpt from The Pisgah Book, 1784-1909: A Memorial, a Lesson, an InspirationIn preparing the following record and sketch of Pisgah it has been the purpose of the writer to present, in as convenient, durable, and attractive form as seemed practicable, a brief, accurate, authentic and readable account of the Pisgah church and community as they have been, and as they are to-day, in order that there might be an available and reliable record of the chief events in Pisgah's history, a suitable memorial of its past, and an appropriate souvenir of the one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary recently celebrated by the church. It is hoped that this purpose has been, at least in part, accomplished. At any rate, the record of Pisgah is now available to all who may be interested in it, and, as far as it has been possible, with the known sources of information, it has been made accurate. It is also as complete as the sources would permit. These sources are chiefly the records of the Presbyteries of Transylvania and West Lexington, the Session Books of the Pisgah church, the farewell sermon of Dr. Blythe, and certain family and neighborhood traditions which seem, as to their essence at least, to be trustworthy. These have been supplemented by the recognized authorities, Davidson's History and Rice's Memoirs.The labor and time involved in the proper use of all these have been greatly lessened by reason of the writer's having access to the careful and complete chronicle of the church, prepared at the direction of the Presbytery of West Lexington for the celebration of its centennial in 1899, by the painstaking and efficient Clerk of Session of the Pisgah church, Dr. E. S. Hart.The record is as full as seemed consistent with the brevity determined upon at the outset. It has been a matter of regret that heretofore we have so largely neglected to record that portion of our story which was in the memories, and on the lips, of the venerable men and women, whose lives connected the present with our remotest past, who only lately have passed to the bright, but unresponding shore. And it is in the hope that we who are alive and remain may take to heart the lesson of this fact and preserve the more carefully, for them that come after us, the continuing story of Pisgah and her people, that this book is made.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.