Creator: Hill, William P., fl. 1846-1849.
Collection number: 3159
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Abstract: William P. Hill was an itinerant Baptist preacher who travelled through South Carolina in the 1840s. Diary of Hill, recording his constant movement through South Carolina, preaching at various churches, meeting places, conferences, and conventions, and competition from other sects, with occasional comments on national events and mention of white and black congregations and temperance societies, and his accounts with the Domestic Mission Board, 1846-1849.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: Hill’s diary records his activities as an itinerant Baptist preacher in South Carolina, including scattered references to white and African-American congregations. Some of the places he preached include: Mabynton, Camden, Darlington, Society Hill, Cheraw, Spartanburg Court House, Orangeburg, Savannah River Association Meeting, Hamburg, Aiken, Columbia, Stateburg, and Chester.
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