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The Pioneer Pastor
Some reminiscences of the Life and Labours of the Rev Geo. Buchanan M.D. first Presbyterian Minister of Beckwith, Lanark County, Upper Canada by Jessie Buchanan Campbell, his last surviving daughter.


This sketch, designed as a humble tribute to the Beckwith pioneers and their first minister, is now published in response to numerous requests. The men and women who braved the privations of life in the backwoods, enduring hardships of which the present generation has little conception, deserve a warm place in the hearts of their successors. To them the whole country owes a debt of gratitude. Heroes without epaulettes, they performed their duty nobly, bearing a heavy burden for the sake of those who should come after them. Although the snows of many winters have drifted over their graves, let not their memory be forgotten.

Jessie Buchanan Campbell.

Toronto, Ont., January 3rd, 1900.


Chapter I—The Call
Chapter II—The Answer
Chapter Ill—The First Service
Chapter IV—The New Home
Chapter V—The Good Seed
Chapter VI —Light and Shade
Chapter VII—The Last of Earth
Chapter VIII—The Family
Chapter IX—The Old Sermon

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