America and American Methodism Volume 4

America and American Methodism Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...Church was organised, he supported it with all his life, showing himself willing to be or do anything in its service. When asked to go to Nova Scotia as a missionary to the people in that cold and cheerless region, he went readily, and laboured diligently and successfully. Though elected bishop for that part of the continent, for some unexplained reason he was not ordained to the office; yet he neither complained, nor so much as asked for an explanation. With unabated zeal he went forth, north of New York, and with several devoted young men laboured right and left of the Hudson River. Here he remained, a diligent, devoted labourer for Christ, until the year 1817, When, unasked by himself, the Conference returned him as a " supernumerary." The latter portion of Garrettson's life seems to have been very pleasantly spent at Rhinebeck, a place most lovely in its situation by the Hudson River. There, in one of his itinerant rounds, he had found, in Miss Livingstone, a wife from the Lord. From her own possessions, she more than made up to him what he had expended as a Methodist preacher out of his own patrimony. With this "' elect lady" he had a social and happy abode in the evening of his days. The bishops and ministers of Methodism were wont to repair to his house with the greatest freedom. Bishop Asbnry records of his first visit there, "He hath a beautiful land and water prospect, and a good, simple, elegant, useful house for God, his people, and his family." But while he had this peaceful, happy home, in which he was " given to hospitality," yet he did not even in old age cease to travel and preach for the benefit of the churches. It was during one of these journeys that he more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236911857
  • 9781236911858