1840 Autograph Letter Signed by East Groveland, New York preacher Oren Brown.
An impoverished preacher must cancel his Biblical Repertory of Philadelphia subscription
A letter from Presbyterian, impoverished preacher Oren Brown whose pecuniary situation forces him to cancel his subscription to the Biblical Repertory of Philadelphia. Brown has “...no objection to the publication itself, but merely because of my poverty…” is why he can no longer pay. Brown mentions he is leaving East Groveland, New York. The minister replacing him is also unable to continue on the subscription because of his own impoverishment.
Things for Brown are bleak and he fears he “...must quit the ministry entirely for the present, unless I can obtain some teaching agency, by which to do good, and support my family.” Brown, perhaps out of desperation, asks his Philadelphia correspondent if he knows of any positions in his locale. Discouraged, he concludes: “Religion here is at a very low ebb, much lower then politicks.”
Description: 1840 Autograph Letter Signed by East Groveland, New York preacher Oren Brown.
East Groveland. Livingston County, New York. December 8, 1840. Bifloilum. p. Transmittal folds; very good.