Hartford, CT: Acorn Club, 1899. Limited Edition of 100 [this copy appears to be listed as draft!]. Wraps. Format is approximately 5.125 inches by 7.125 inches. ,15,  pages. Several pages uncut. Cover has some wear and soiling, with small edge tears and chips. Front cover reproduces the title page from the original publication: A Short Catechism Drawn out of the WORD of GOD by Samuel Stone, Minister of the Word at Hartford, on Connecticut. Boston in New-England, Printed by Samuel Green, for John Wadsworth of Farminton, 1684. Samuel Stone (July 18, 1602 – 20 July 1663) was a Puritan minister and co-founder of Hartford, Connecticut. Stone was born in the town Hertford, in the county of Hertfordshire, England. In 1620, he left Hertford to study at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, from where he graduated in 1624. He was ordained on July 8, 1626 at Peterborough and a year later became curate at Stisted, Essex. In 1633, Samuel Stone and Thomas Hooker sailed across the Atlantic on a ship named the Griffin. They arrived in Boston on the 4th of September of the same year, and a few weeks later, Samuel Stone became a Teacher of the Cambridge Church under Hooker, who was the preacher. In 1644, he became a Freeman. In 1636, Stone and Hooker led their congregation from New Towne (now Cambridge, Massachusetts) and established a new colony at House of Hope (a Dutch fort), making peace with the Indians and renaming the town they called Saukiog as Hartford - they thus became the town's founding fathers. He published “A Congregational Church, a Catholike Visible Church” in London in 1642, and left two works in manuscript: a catechism and a confutation of the Antinomians.
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