Excerpt from History of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of the City of Lancaster, Pa., From 1807 to 1893: With Some Account of Earlier Efforts to Establish Methodism in Lancaster; Also an Appendix Containing a Sketch of St. Paul's M. E. Church, by the Pastor, and "Conestoga's" Notes on the Conference of 1855
Local historians; the latest history Of Lancaster county; Sketch by the Rev. J. T. Satchell; the Rev. John Lednum's reference to Lancaster, Pennsylvania; two circuits named Lancaster in 1794; Chester and Lancaster in 1795; Strasburg circuit mentioned in 1796; the minutes of 1797; the Conference for 1797; the Journal of the Rev. Wm. Colbert; Chester and Strasburg circuit; extent of the circuit; preaching appoint ments; the first record of regular Methodist preaching in Lan caster; the first Methodist sermon in Lancaster said to have been preached by the Rev. Henry Boehm; Sketch by John B. Good, Esq.; a brickbat for the preacher newspaper articles by the Rev. G. W. Lybrand; Journal of the Rev. Joseph Pilmoor; mention of the Rev. Joseph Pilmoor; the oldest record of Methodist preaching in Lancaster; two beginnings for Method ism in Lancaster; Bishop Asbury's reference to Lancaster: the first sermon by a Methodist preacher in Lancaster attributed to the Rev. Joseph Pilmoor; the old court house; the Rev. William Colbert's first sermon in Lancaster; Chester and Stras burg circuit in 1799; Lancaster abandoned by Methodist preachers in 1798; appointments in 1807; the translation Of the Discipline of the M. E. Church into the German language; the Rev. Henry Boehm and Doctor Romer the translators; Henry and Benjamin Grimler the printers; the Rev. Henry Boehm's meeting with Philip Benedict and wife; the date of the meet ing; the formation of a class; the house of Philip Benedict.
The historians of Lancaster county, prior to A. D. 1883, Whose works are now accessible, were either so poorly informed in regard to the existence.
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