Additional information can be found in Rufus Ward’s article in the Columbus and Starkville, Mississippi Dispatch and Earl M. Manning, ”Dr. William Spillman (1806-1886), Pioneer Paleontologist of Mississippi,” published in the December 1994 issue of Mississippi Geology.
Robert H. Ellison
The User Guide for the Library of Appalachian Preaching is a Google Sheet that can be searched, sorted, and downloaded for offline use.
At the moment, Spillman has only one sermon in the Library; it has a Guide of its own so the records will be complete. It includes the title, sermon text, date and place the sermon was preached, and so on. This information is available in the master list of sermons as well.
This sermon, on John 1:14, appeared in the February 1852 issue of the Southern Methodist Pulpit, a periodical based in Greensborough, North Carolina (now spelled “Greensboro”). At the time of its publication, Spillman was a “Local Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Columbus, Mississippi” (p. 33).