David Brainerd - Born in 1718 to a devout Puritan family in Haddam Connecticut David Brainerd was orphaned at the age of 14 At twenty-one swept up by

David Brainerd - Born in 1718 to a devout Puritan family in...

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Born in 1718 to a devout Puritan family in Haddam, Connecticut, David Brainerd was orphaned at the age of 14. At twenty-one, swept up by the Great Awakening, he had a conversion experience and enrolled at Yale. Though an excellent student, Brainerd was dismissed in 1742 for criticizing one of the tutors, saying he had no more grace than a chair! Brainerd's regret over his rash statement could not secure his reinstatement. He ever afterward remained sensitive about criticism and maintaining Christian unity. During 1745-1746, David Brainerd traveled to minister to the Indians near Trenton, New Jersey and was amazed at the immediate

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