For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow (Job 8:9)

The third composition by Author and Writer Matthew Pope, Of Yesterday, continues his mission of Godly intent to present North Carolina and The Gospel without shame. Alongside of In Doctrine, Uncorrupt and Assembled With One Accord, this work of history with a Christian blend, Of Yesterday, commemorates the lineage of time that has passed through the North Carolina riverside city of Wilmington. An extremely important location, with revolutions, revolts, inventions, ancient firsts, and the significances of religion, steadfastness, and endurance, this port city cannot be denied. In God’s timing and provision, this narrative pays tribute to those characters of old by visiting the North Carolina Historical Markers that are dispersed within the downtown corridor. 34 different markers label Old Wilmington, and in respect to the North Carolina Historical Marker Program, this book cites, represents, and presents their individual essays in poetical form, dedicated to each moment in time. As this title draws from, so we journey backward: “For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow” (Job 8:9).

A historical guide to the city of Wilmington, North Carolina with homage paid to God, this pictorial and textual manual details specific events in God’s timeline taking place in this Port City. Focusing on the North Carolina Historical Marker Program, persons of interest, occurrences, and landmarks of periodical standard have shaped the life of both this riverside settlement and our state. Through God’s Providence, personal faith of Christian men and women, and blessings from above, much has been accomplished in a short five-hundred years or so. Complete with 34 different markers, detailing each as a personality, thing, or location, intermingled with teachings from Scripture, prayers, and a reflection/decision for Christ, this manuscript represents God and voluntary interventions.

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