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OF THE LATE

REV. WILLIAM BLACK,

Wesleyan Minister.

HALIFAX, N. S.

INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF

METHODISM IN NOVA SCOTIA,

CHARACTERISTIC NOTICES OF SEVERAL INDIVIDUALS; WITH COPIOUS
EXTRACTS FROM THE UNPUBLISHED CORRESPONDENCE
OF THE REV. JOHN WESLEY, REV. DR. COKE,

REV. FREEBORN GARRETSON, ETC.

BY MATTHEW RICHEY, A. M.

Principal of Upper Canada Academy.

REMEMBER them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto

you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of
their conversation : Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and to-day,
and forever.-ST. PAUL,

HALIFAX,
PRINTED BY WILLIAM CUNNABELL.

MDCCCXXXIX.

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TO

MARTIN G. BLACK AND WILLIAM A. BLACK, ESQUIRES,

THIS MEMOIR OF THEIR REVERED FATHER

IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED,

WITH SENTIMENTS OF PROFOUND VENERATION

FOR HIS MEMORY,

AND THE MOST DEVOUT AND ARDENT WISHES THAT,

FOLLOWING HIM AS HE FOLLOWED CHRIST,

THEY MAY EVENTUALLY REIGN WITH HIM

IN LIFE ETERNAL.

FEB - 4 1919

PREFACE.

One HUNDRED YEARS have now elapsed since the first Methodist Society was formed. That auspicious event dated the commencement of a new and glorious era in the history of Christianity. The moral revolution which Methodism, under the blessing of Almighty God, has already produced, has not been surpassed in magnitude and rapidity since the days of the Apostles. Its " line has gone out through all the earth, and its words to the ends of the world;" and while we behold it, all-animate still with the ardour and energy of its first love, “as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoicing as a strong man to run a race,” is it too much to expect, that the day is coming when it will be universally recognized as the selectest agency of a redeeming Providence,

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