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

64           STATUS OF  METHODISM  AND  CHRISTIANITY.

                 LOCAL PREACHERS AND EXHORTERS
1844, African Methodist Episcopal Church ....................      9,760
      African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church ...............      2,750
      Colored Methodist Episcopal Church ....................        683
      Methodist Episcopal Church (colored) ..................      2,542
      Union Methodist Episcopal Church  .....................         40

          Total .............................................     15,775

          Total traveling local preachers and exhorters .....     22,594

     The following is the colored membership, according to the latest
returns which I have been able to examine:
1881, A. M. E. Church .......................................    392,540
      A. M. E. Zion .........................................    302,000
      C. M. E. Church .......................................    126,729
      Union American (estimate) .............................     35,000
      M. E. Church ..........................................    200,000
      M. E. Church South ....................................      1,245

          Total colored Methodists in America ...............  1,023,017
          Total colored population of Methodists ............  4,092,046

           COLORED CHRISTIANS OTHER THAN METHODISTS.
1881, Baptist  ..............................................    669,294
      Presbyterian  .........................................     12,008
      Congregational ........................................      5,000
      All others  ...........................................     20,000

         Total ..............................................    707,302

          Total population of all other denominations .......  2,829,208
The plurality of the Methodist over all other Christ'n Ch'ches   315,712
The whole Churches' population in America ...................  1,730,316
The plurality of the Methodist population over all others ...  1,263,238




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


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