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THE DOCTRINES

AND

DISCIPLINE

OF THE

METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH.

New-York:

PUBLISHED BY CARLTON & PHILLIPS,

200 MULBERRY-STREET.

1852.

THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY

217043

ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

1901

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1852,

BY CARLTON & PHILLIPS,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New-York.

DREW THEOL. SEM.

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."

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In the year 1766, Philip Embury, a local preacher of our society, from Ireland, began to preach in the city of

These are the words of Messrs. Wesley them selves.

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