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Origine et Progres de la Mission du Kentucky, (Etats-Unis d'Amerique);

BADIN, Stephen Theodore]

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[BADIN, Stephen Theodore]. Origine et Progres de la Mission du Kentucky, (Etats-Unis d'Amerique); Par un Temoin Oculaire. Paris: Adrien Le Clere, 1821. 1st ed. 8vo, 32pp. 20th century brown half morocco and marbled boards. Nearly fine. Howes B28. Steeter III, 1654. Sabin 2710. Badin was among the earliest wave of missionaries seeking to spread Catholicism west of the Alleghanies. After nearly 30 years of work along the frontier, Badin managed to acquire the land on which Notre Dame University is presently situated. He is buried there. "In 1793, Stephen Theodore Badin, a native of Orleans, became the first priest ordained in the United States by the Catholic church. A short while later he was appointed a missionary to Kentucky, with the center of work at Bardstown. Inexperienced and ignorant of frontier language and customs, Badin devoted all his efforts to the great challenge at hand. Although he was usually poor and often suffered for want of bare necessities, he became a church builder, loved and admired by Protestants and Catholics alike. "In 1819 Badin returned to his native land determined to raise money for his missionary projects. This small book, by an able priest, graphically describes the work of early Catholic missionaries in central Kentucky between 1793 and 1819." --Clark II, 135. Bookseller Inventory # 51298

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Title: Origine et Progres de la Mission du Kentucky...

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Edition: 1st Edition

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