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Methodist Episcopal Church. Centennial

Conference. Baltimore. 1884.

PROCEEDINGS,

SERMON, ESSAYS, AND ADDRESSES

OF THE

CENTENNIAL METHODIST CONFERENCE

HELD IN

Mt. Vernon Place Methodist Episcopal Church,

BALTIMORE, MD., DECEMBER 9-17, 1884.

WITH A HISTORICAL STATEMENT.

EDITED BY

H. K. CARROLL, W. P. HARRISON, D. D.,
J. H. BAYLISS, D. D.

CINCINNATI:

CRANSTON AND STOWE.

NEW YORK: PHILLIPS AND HUNT.

1885.

COPYRIGHT BY

CRANSTON & STOWE,

1885.

COFTECE

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4-26-1927

NOTE BY THE EDITORS.

THIS volume has been prepared by request and authority of the Centennial Conference. By resolution the Conference directed that its proceedings and papers be published as a memorial of the celebration, and, on the nomination of the Business Committee, it appointed the undersigned as Editors of the proposed publication. The Editors have discharged the delicate and difficult duty assigned them as promptly, fairly, and faithfully as the circumstances and their ability permitted, and the result is offered to the Methodist public with the earnest hope that it will not be unsatisfactory. In the arrangement of the contents they have been guided by the order which the Conference observed. The essays are published without change by the Editors, from copy furnished by the authors. The Business Committee expressed the opinion that they should not be subject to modification. In this judgment the Editors heartily concur. Where the Conference interposed no objection they see no cause for revision, especially as they remember that the Conference assumed no responsibility for the views presented. With each paper, as published in this volume, appears the name of the author, and he alone is to be judged as to the accuracy of his statements and the justice of his conclusions. The celebration was historical in its character, and the program reflects the purpose of the Executive Committee to provide for a discussion, in an unpartisan spirit, of the phases of the history of our American Methodism in the past century.

The Editors are aware that there is room for difference of opinion, and consequently for some dissatisfaction, concerning the publication of the evening addresses. The program called for seventy-six speeches at the platform meetings held under direction of the Conference in various churches. Each speaker was allotted forty minutes, and was invited to prepare his address carefully with a view to future publication. Most of these appointments were kept. Ought these addresses to be published in full? The Editors were limited by the agreement

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