David Ferris

David Ferris

David Ferris (1707-1779) was favored as a young child with a merciful visitation of the Lord whereby he was called out of the vanities of the world and enabled to see through the empty forms and superstitions of man-made religion. He was brought up a Presbyterian and educated in their way, but by attending to the inward teachings of divine grace, he became convinced of the principles of Friends (having no outward knowledge of their doctrines or practices). Being timid and diffident by nature, he resisted the Lord’s call to ministry for many years, but at length gave up to preach the gospel and travel in the Lord’s service.

David Ferris was with me in this journey oftentimes in cold weather, close exercise, and hard travelling; and his company was helpful as well as agreeable, he being a lover of Truth and its testimony.

- Samuel Neale

Books by David Ferris

David Ferris (1707-1779) was favored as a young child with a merciful visitation of the Lord whereby he was called out of the vanities of the world and enabled to see through the empty forms and superstitions of man-made religion. He was brought up a Presbyterian and educated in their way, but by attending to the inward teachings of divine grace, he became convinced of the principles of Friends (having no outward knowledge of their doctrines or practices). Being timid and diffident by nature, he resisted the Lord’s call to ministry for many years, but at length gave up to preach the gospel and travel in the Lord’s service.

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The Journal of David Ferris

David Ferris

The Journal of David Ferris

A journal of the life David Ferris, recounting his remarkable convincement of Truth’s principles apart from any human instrumentality, his timidness in giving up to speak as a minister of the gospel, and his eventual growth and usefulness in the body of Christ.

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The Journal and Letters of Samuel Neale

Samuel Neale

For about ten months of Samuel Neale’s lengthy visit to the American colonies, he had the agreeable company of David Ferris as a fellow-minister and traveling companion. Together they labored in the Lord’s vineyard among churches in Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania.

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