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REMINISCENCES

BY C. A. LAMB.
Written June, 1874


Fifty years ago the latter part of last June, in company with my revered father and my brother, E. P. Lamb (who subsequently entered the ministry), I arrived in the then territory of Michigan, landing in Detroit from the old steamboat Superior (the only boat which at that time plied between Buffalo and Detroit), some time in the afternoon. We immediately started on foot for Oakland county, and traveled as far that day as Stevens' hotel, and put up for the night. We found the landlord and his lady to be Baptist members, and enjoyed a very pleasant visit with them. From there we passed on and found our way to a former friend, Joseph Lee, who, with his companion, had formerly been members of the Baptist church of Hopewell, in Ontario county, New York, where my father labored in the ministry for some ten or twelve years. Here we found a hearty reception, and made it our headquarters during our stay in the territory. We found that a Baptist church had recently been organized in Pontiac, of which our brother and sister were constituent members. We were soon made acquainted with other members, David Douglass, Esquire Gibbs, and others; and while here my father preached and broke bread to the church in Pontiac. As I was informed, it was the first time the church, as such, enjoyed the privilege of coming around the Master's table, and it was a good season. While here we were invited to go to Stony Creek, with brethren from Pontiac church and others, to sit in council to examine the order and standing of a number of brethren and sisters who had covenanted together and wished to be recognized as the Baptist church of Stony Creek.

Michigan


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