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Gildas Salvianus ;
Shewing the nature of the Pastoral
work ; Especially in Private Instruction and
With an open CONFESSION of
our too open SINS.
Prepared for a day of Humiliation kept at
Worcester, Decemb. 4. 1655. by the Ministers
of that County, who subscribed the Agree-
ment for Catechizing and Personal Instru-
ction, at their entrance upon that work.
By their unworthy fellow-servant
Teacher of the Church at Kederminster.
The second Edition, with an Appendix, in
answer to some Objections.
Luke 12. 47.
London, Printed by Robert White, for Nevil Simmons,
Book-seller at Kederminster, and are to be sold by
Joseph Nevill, at the Plough in Pauls
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Religious beliefs led to relatively high literacy rates among early New England Protestants and their European counterparts. This book, "The Reformed Pastor," belonged to Hannah Westcarr Beaman (1646-1739) of Deerfield, Massachusetts. The author was Richard Baxter, a Puritan minister and a chaplain in Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army during the English Civil War (1642-1648.) Hannah first received this book while married to her first husband, Dr. John Westcarr of Hadley, Massachusetts. Although Greek and Latin had not been spoken for centuries, they remained the written languages in which educated people, usually men, were expected to discuss complicated ideas in this period. Hannah knew enough Latin to be able to write"ejuslibris"- "her book." Hannah gave the book to her brother, Thomas Barnard, who took it with him when he went to Harvard College to prepare for the ministry.
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"The Reformed Pastor"
| publisher Nevil Simmons
| author Reverend Richard Baxter (1615-1691)
| date 1657
| location London, England
| height 6.5"
| width 4.25"
| process/materials printed paper, ink
| item type Books/Non-fiction
| accession # #L00.016
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