Reminiscences and Incidents, Nathan J. Mitchell, 1877
Part 2 of Chapter 3 is uploaded. Mitchell gives a short eye-witness account of the Campbell-Owen Debate and goes on to his determined efforts to preach the gospel in Ohio and Pennsylvania in the 1830s.
Chapter 3, Part 2
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Well, it has been too long since I last posted here. I intend to be a little more prompt in the future!
In April 1829, Alexander Campbell (left) debated the skeptic and socialist Robert Owen (right) in Cincinnati, OH on the evidences of Christianity. Campbell was forty-one years old at the time. A young twenty-one year old Nathan J. Mitchell and his older brother James made a trip on horseback from Belmont county Ohio to Cincinnati to attend the great debate between Campbell and Owen. In chapter 3 of his “Reminiscences,” Nathan relates a thrilling account of this trip, including many stories of impromptu gospel “meetings” he and his brother held along the way to the debate. This is part 1 of chapter 3; part 2 will follow.