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Name: Peter CartwrightPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Audience: Adult; Born: Amherst County, Virginia, September 1, 1785 Died: Pleasant Plains, Illinois, September 25, 1872
Illinois ConnectionCartwright helped found McKendree College in Lebanon, Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington and Illinois Conference Female Academy in Jacksonville - now MacMurray College. He passed away in Pleasant Plains and an Illinois Historical marker honors him near his home and grave.
Biographical and Professional InformationPeter Cartwright was a Methodist, revivalist, preacher, in the Midwest. A Methodist missionary, he helped start America's Second Great Awakening, personally baptizing twelve thousand converts. Opposed to slavery, Cartwright moved from Kentucky to Illinois, and was elected to the lower house of the Illinois General Assembly in 1828 and 1832. He was twice elected legislator in Illinois. In 1846 Abraham Lincoln defeated Cartwright for a seat in the United States Congress. As a Methodist circuit rider, Cartwright rode circuits in Kentucky and Illinois, as well as Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio. His Autobiography (1856) made him nationally prominent.
- The Autobiography of Peter Cartwright: The Backwoods Preacher, Create Space, 2018
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The Autobiography of Peter Cartwright: The Backwoods Preacher
ISBN: 1719438692 CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2018 This is the amazing autobiography of Peter Cartwright. There are many incredible stories from Cartwright. He was a chaplain in the War of 1812. He was a revivalist, and a methodist circuit rider. He believed in the power of camp meetings. He was anti slavery. He ran against Abraham Lincoln in an election. He was recruited by Joseph Smith and he spurned him like only Cartwright could.
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