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BALTIMORE:

Engraved for his Life, Published by John Hagerty, Gevrge Dobbin & T. Murphy.

Baltimore. ·

# " PRINTED BY GEORGE DOBBIN AND MURPHY,

FOR THEMSELVES,
JOHN HAGERTY AND ABNER NEAL.

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1807.

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In sermone, conversatione, charitate, spiritu, fide, et in castitate,

fidelium exemplar.

BALTIMORE:

*** PRINTED BY GEORGE DOBBIN AND MURPHY,

FOR THEMSELVES,
JOHN HAGERTY AND ABNER NEAL.

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TO THE

Ministers and Members

OF THE

METHODIST CHURCH;

AND

TO ALL THOSE WHO LOVE

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST,

IN SINCERITY:

THIS VOLUME

IS

Respectfully and affectionately inscribed

BY

THE AUTHOR.

THIS volume however deficient in other
respects, has the most powerful recommendation,
novelty. Even to the numerous members of the
church which in this country has been formed by
the ministers in connection with the late Mr.
Wesley, the events of his life are very imper-
fectly known ; and the Christian professors of
other sects hold opinions of the founder and na-
ture of Methodism, so inaccurate, that this his-
tory has been ardently desired,—to impart infor-
mation to the Societies, and to correct illiberal mis-

takes.

The Christian feels a peculiar interest in the portrait of those men and gospel ministers, whose piety“ like a city set upon a hill, could not be hid ;" whose example so luminously shone among men “ that others seeing their good works, glorified their Father who is in heaven;" whose zeal for the Redeemer animated them to surmount every difficulty to propagate that heavenly doctrine, “ chich is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation, that Jesus Christ came into the reorld to save even the chief of sinners ;" and wchose perseverance and efforts, aided by the Spirit of God, tuere crowned with. unusual success ; “ numberleas simmers being converted from darkness to light,

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