Home  »  library  »  BIOS  »  Peter Cartwright (1785–1872)

C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Peter Cartwright (1785–1872)

Cartwright, Peter. An American controversialist and sermonist; born in Virginia, Sept. 1, 1785; died on Sept. 25, 1872. He was a Methodist clergyman, of great power and eccentricity, and preached, it is said, fully 15,000 sermons. He published ‘A Controversy with the Devil’; ‘Autobiography of a Backwoods Preacher’; ‘Fifty Years a Presiding Elder.’