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AND

DISCIPLINE

OF THE

METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH.

1888.

WITH AN APPENDIX.

EDITED BY BISHOP MERRILL.

NEW YORK: HUNT & EATON.
CINCINNATI: CRANSTON E STOWE.

Copyright, 1888, by
PHILLIPS & HUNT,

NEW YORK.

ANDOVER THEOL. SEMINARY

NOV 20 1907

LIBRARY

EPISCOPAL ADDRESS.

To the Members of the Methodist Episcopal

Church : DEARLY BELOVED BRETHREN: We think it expedient to give you a brief account of the rise of Methodism, both in Europe and America. “In 1729 two young men in England, reading the Bible, saw they could not be saved without holiness; fol. lowed after it; and incited others so to do. In 1737 they saw, likewise, that men are justified before they are sanctified: but still holiness was their object. God then thrust them out to raise a holy people.” These are the words of John and Charles Wesley

In the year 1766 Philip Embury, a Wesleyan Local Preacher from Ireland, began to preach in the city of New York, and formed a Society of his own countrymen and the citizens; and in the same year,

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