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Robert Hervey Lafferty Sermon

Identifier: DC0315s

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a printed sermon preached at Sugar Creek Church on February 28, 1862. The sermon speaks to conditions in the South during the Civil War. Lafferty sees the war struggles as evidence that the citizens of the South have fallen away from grace. He identifies as particular problems ingratitide towards God, converting the bounty of God into a curse, intemperance and profanity, unfair business practices, failure to support and serve in the army and a failure to trust in God.


  • Creation: 1862

Biographical / Historical

Robert Hervey Lafferty was born in Vienna, Ohio on March 10, 1812. He attended Washington College in Tennessee and taught school two years before attending Columnia Theological Seminary, graduating in 1845. He served churches in the Concord Presbytery after his ordination in 1846. He served on the Davidson College Board of Trustees from 1850 to 1864. He died in Charlotte, NC on July 18, 1864. Two of his sons attended Davidson College: James S. Lafferty, class of 1876 and John Wilson Lafferty, class of 1883. Four grandsons and four great-grandsons also attended Davidson. See DC0195s for the papers of John Wilson Lafferty (1883) and DC0199s for the papers of grandson Robert Hervey Lafferty (1899).


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Processed on November 1862

Robert Hervey Lafferty Sermon
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