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Priest on Horseback - Father Farmer: 1720 - 1786

Priest on Horseback - Father Farmer: 1720 - 1786 by Eva K. Betz
By: (1897-1968)

A historical novel for children, which tells the story of several months in the life of the then famous Father Farmer, as he traveled a Mass circuit in Pre-Revolutionary, Colonial America. He faced much danger and and adventure, in order to provide the Mass and the Sacraments to Catholics who had not seen a priest in years.

Father Farmer was a real life missionary priest during the 1700’s in what is now New England. In 1779 he was appointed as one of the first trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. He also had a reputation as a philosopher and astronomer in his time, and was a member of the American Philosophical Society. (Introduction by Maria Therese)No on-line text available.


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Reviewer: - June 7, 2014
Good account of america before independence..


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