AUSTIN, David. 18230



Autograph Letter Signed ‘D.Austin’, to the Revd. Benjamin Thumbul, wishing him “Success in every Ministerial duty”, saying Dr. Livingston, now “gone on a little Visit up the North River” is pleased with the plan, etc. 1 page 9 x 4 inches, apparently complete, but the right margin is cut close irregularly, with a large section of the address leaf [”Revd. Benja. Thumbul.”]. Docketed as received 27 November 1790. E. Town [Elizabeth, New Jersey], 8 November 1790. David Austin (1759-1831), American Congregational clergyman, known for his preaching and writing on the Millennium. In 1788 he became the pastor of The Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He embarked on many publishing ventures, including The American Preacher, containing sermons of living theologians without discriminating by denomination. The first three volumes appeared in 1791 and the fourth in 1793. By 1791 he had become interested in the study of prophecy, remaining convinced that the millennium was imminent.