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OF

METHODISM IN TENNESSEE.

BY JOHN B. M'FERRIN, D.D.

VOL. I.
FROM THE YEAR 1783 TO THE YEAR 1804.

NASHVILLE, TENN.:
PUBLISHING HOUSE OF THE M. E. CHURCH, SOUTI.

J. D. BARBEE, AGENT.

1888,

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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1869, by

JOHN B. McFERRIN, in the District Court of the United States for the Middle District of Tennessee.

STEREOTYPED AT THE SOUTHERN METHODIST PCLIISHING HOUSE,

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.

TO MY HONORED AND BELOVED MOTHER,

MRS. JANE CAMPBELL BERRY M'FERRIN.

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MY DEAR MOTHER :-I wish to dedicate to you this volume as a token of more than filial love. To

you, great measure, I am indebted for early religious impressions ; especially to your blameless life and beautiful example do I owe my first conceptions of the excellence of virtue and the bliss of connubial life. Being your first-born, I had the opportunity of witnessing a long life of affection between you and my now sainted father, whose memory to me is like precious ointment; and it affords me pleasure to record, now that you are four-score and four, that I have no remembrance of an unkind expression between my revered parents, but, on the contrary, words and acts of mutual respect and genuine love.

We were not born in the Methodist Church, but in another branch of the great family of Christ; yet through the instrumentality of the Methodists we were brought to a knowledge of sin and led to Jesus, who gave us repentance and remission. It was a happy day when you and my father and your eldest son all together united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. Since that, you have lived to see

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