"All That Is Pure in Religion and Valuable in Society": Presbyterians, the Virginia Society, and the Sabbath, 1830-1836
Marion, Forrest L., The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
Presbyterians, the Virginia Society, and the Sabbath, 1830-1836
ON the evening of 9 November 1830, a meeting of some eighty men and women convened at Trinity Church in Richmond, Virginia, for the purpose of promoting the sanctification of the Christian Sabbath, or Lord's day. A number of local ministers, lay leaders, and men of various commercial and business interests attended. Meeting in the aftermath of a failed nationwide petition campaign to halt the transportation of mail and to close post offices on Sundays, the group proceeded to organize the "Virginia Society for Promoting the Observance of the Christian Sabbath." Over the next six years, the Richmond-based society …
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Publication information: Article title: "All That Is Pure in Religion and Valuable in Society": Presbyterians, the Virginia Society, and the Sabbath, 1830-1836. Contributors: Marion, Forrest L. - Author. Journal title: The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. Volume: 109. Issue: 2 Publication date: April 1, 2001. Page number: 187+. © Virginia Historical Society Summer 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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