Editorial Note-German Tracts of the Lutheran Church
North Carolina Office of Archives & History Department of Cultural Resources
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Jan-Michael Poff, Editor
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Last Updated 02/26/01

Editorial Note

The following report on the effort sponsored by German Lutherans to provide clergy and educational/devotional materials for their coreligionists in the North Carolina backcountry. It was recorded in a series of pamphlets published in Leipzig, 1787-92. The pamphlets were translated into English and annotated by two professors at Duke University, William K. Boyd and Charles A. Krummel, and appeared first in the North Carolina Historical Review, VII (1930), 79-147, 225-283. The full text is included below, with two exceptions: two lists of names, the omission of which is noted as they occur; and the Address and Prayer of Ordination [of] Master Caral August Gottlieb Storch as Evangelical Mission Preacher for North Carolina[,] Delivered by Johann Caspar Velthusen[,] Doctor and Orbenti Teacher of Theology, Court Preacher in Helmstaedt and General Superintendent[,] Also Abbot of Marienthal Cloister, printed in Leipzig in 1788. Because of their length, these documents are included here rather than with the articles from the North Carolina Historical Review.

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