A Compendious History Of American Methodism; Abridged From The Author's History Of The Methodist…

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byAbel Stevens

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1867. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXI. METHODISM IN THE WEST '. 1804-1820. Again we turn to the " great West," the scene, in our day, of the greatest triumphs of Methodism. In the outset (1804) it is still the one " Western Conference," with its four Districts. In 1806 the Mississippi District appears in the Minutes, under Larner Blackman. The successors of Tobias Gibson, seven adventurous itinerants, are invading the great Southwest. In 1813 the Northwestern Territory becomes an Annual Conference, by order of the General Conference of 1812, under the title of Ohio. It comprehends much of Kentucky, and has six Districts. The name of the old " Western Conference " disaj)pears, and that of Tennessee is first recorded, with seven grand Districts. In 1817, by the legislation of the General Conference of 1816, the Western field has four Conferences: Ohio, with five Districts, under Finley, Jacob and David Young, Moses Crume, and Samuel Parker; Missouri, with two Districts, under Samuel H. Thompson and Jesse Walker; Tennessee, with six Districts, under Marcus Lindsey, Thomas L. Douglass, John M'Gee, James Axley, Jesse Cunningham, and John Henninger; and Mississippi, with two Districts, under Thomas Griffin and Ashley Hewitt. The ecclesiastical arrangements of the vast field remained thus, with some local variations and a rapid multiplication of Districts, Circuits, preachers, and members, down to the expiration of our present period, when the General Conference of 1820 created the Kentucky Conference, with five Districts. Such was the geography of Western Methodism in these years. We are now prepared to look over it more in detail, though it must be with but glances. Extraordinary triumphs of the Gospel, and men of gigantic proportions, intellectual and moral, multiply too fast...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1867. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXI. METHODISM IN THE WEST '. 1804-1820. Again we turn to the " great West," the scene, in our day, of the greatest...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:210 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.44 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021766234X

ISBN - 13:9780217662345

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