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DISCIPLINE

OF THE

METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH.

1880.

WITH AN APPENDIX.

EDITED BY BISHOP HARRIS,

NEW YORK:
PHILLIPS & HUNT.

CINCINNATI:
WALDEN & STOWE.

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PUBLIC LLRARY
217050

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

Copyright, 1880, by
PHILLIPS Les HUNT,

New York,

DREW TIF. 53 the
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, followed 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;

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