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KEXBER OF THE ROYAL SPANISH ACADEMY, OF THE ROYAL SPANISH ACADEMY OF

HISTORY, AND OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF THE NETHERLANDS, &c.

Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and
discourse : but to weigh and consider.

LORD Bacon.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. 1.

NEW-YORK:

PUBLISHED BY WM. B. GILLEY, NO. 92 BROADWAY

J. Seymour, print,

PREFACE.

I have had no private sources of information in composing the present work. The materials are derived chiefly from the following books :

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Life of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M. including an Account

of the Great Revival of Religion in Europe and America, of which he was the first and chief Instrument. By Dr. COKE and Mr. Moore. 8vo. London, 1792.

Life of the Rev. JOHN WESLEY, M. A. collected from his

private Papers and printed Works, and written at the request of his Executors. To which is prefixed, some Account of his Ancestors and Relations ; with the Life of the Rev. Charles Wesley, M. A. collected from his private Journal, and never before published. The whole forming a History of Methodism, in which the Principles and Economy of Methodists are unfolded. Copied chiefly from a London edition published by John Whitehead, M. D. 2 vols. 8vo. Dublin, 1805.

Memoirs of the late Rev. JOHN WESLEY, A. M. with a Re

view of his Life and Writings; and a History of Methodism, from its commencement in 1729, to the present time. By John Hampson, A. B. 3 vols. 12mo. Sunderland, 1791.

Original Letters, by the Rev. John Wesley and his Friends,

illustrative of his early History, with other curious Papers.

Communicated by the late Rev. S. Badcock; to which is prefixed, an Address to the Methodists. By JOSEPH Priestley, L. L. D. F. R. S. &c. Birmingham, 1791. 8vo.

The Works of the Rev. JOHN WESLEY. 16 vols. 8vo.

London, 1809.

Sermons by the late Rev. CHARLES WESLEY, A. M. Student

of Christ Church, Oxford. With a Memoir of the Author, by the Editor. Crown 8vo. London, 1816.

Minutes of the Methodist Conference, from the First held in

London by the late Rev. John Wesley, A. M. in the year 1744. 3 vols. 8vo. London, 1812.

Arminian Magazine, (now called the Methodist Magazine)

from its commencement.

A Chronological History of the People called Methodists, of

the Connexion of the late Rev. John Wesley, from their Rise in the year 1729 to their last conference in the year 1802. By William Myles. 12mo. London, 1803.

A Portraiture of Methodism; or, the History of the Wesleyan

Methodists, showing their Rise, Progress, and present State ; Biographical Sketches of some of their most eminent Ministers; the Doctrines the Methodists believe and teach, fully and explicitly stated; with the whole Plan of their Discipline, including their Original Rules and Subsequent Regulations. Also a Defence of Methodism. By Jonathan Crowther, who has been upwards of thirty years a travelling Preacher among them. 8vo. London, 1815.

A Portraiture of Methodism: being an impartial View of the

Rise, Progress, Doctrines, Discipline, and Manners of the Wesleyan Methodists. In a Series of Letters, addressed to a Lady. By Joseph NIGHTINGALE. 8vo. London, 1807.

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