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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism
			
 12            STATUS OF METHODISM AND CHRISTIANITY.

The Rev. Scipeo Beans and Richard Roberson were pastors of the
church.  The Rev. George Hogarth was the first General Officer of
the A. M. E. Church to visit the Island in 1844.
     1874.  Rev. T. G. Stewart. D.  D., went  to the Island and re-
turned.
     1876.   Rev. C. W. Mossell and  wife  went  to Port-au-Prince.
They remained until 1886.   They did much good.  During their stay
the Church educated five young men: John Guilleott, Emanuel Day,
John Hurst. S. G. Dorce and A. H. Meves.
     Rev. John Hurst is Secretary of the Legation of Hayti to Wash-
ington.
     Peter Williams was the first colored man who was a member of
the Methodist Church in New  York.  He was  converted under the
preaching of Phillip Embry in New York.   He was in the old rigging
loft.  He was the First sexton of Wesley Chapel from 1778 to 1795.
He lived in John street Parsonage for a number of years.  His wife
Mollie was a general favorite with the Methodist preachers. Peter
Williams was one of the original members of Zion Church, New York.
He lived a slave and died in 1801, and was honored by all who knew
him as a man of God and a faithful Christian.

                 FIRST CLASS, 1766, IN NEW YORK.
     First Class in America was organized in 1766, in New York, and
consisted of the following persons:  Paul Heck, Barbara Heck, John
Lawrence, Mrs. Embury and Betta, an African servant.  Phillip Em-
bury was their leader.
                        SAM'S CREEK,  1766.
    Robert Strawbridge organized a Class of twelve persons. Among
this little band was a lady known as Aunt Annie, so says Dr.  J. A.
Handy; she was a servant in the Switzer family, and  possibly the
first colored person to embrace Methodism.   Strawbridge soon came
to Baltimore; for he preached in this city (Baltimore);  his first pulpit
was a block in front of a blacksmith shop, at or near what is now the
corner of Front and Bath streets  The next Sunday he preached from
a table, at the corner of Baltimore and Calvert streets, at which time
he was mobbed.   He soon organized a Society, and  built a  Church




			
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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism


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