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DISTRICT OF MARYLAND, TO WIT: Be it Remembered, That on the sixth day of December, in the fly.

+ fourth year of the independence of the United States of Seal.

e America, JOHN J. HARROD, Book Agent of the Me

thodist Protestant Church, in these United States, of the

** said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:

“The Constitation and Discipline of the Methodist Protestant Church."

In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States, entitled, "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned ;” and also to the act entitled, “An act supplementary to the act, entitled, an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors acd proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.”

PHILIP MOORE, Clerk of the District of Maryland.

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BRIEF
HISTORICAL PREFACE.

“In the year 1729, two young men in Eng. land, 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 ohject. God then thrust them out to raise a holy people.” These were John and Charles Wesley.

" In the latter end of the year 1739, eight or ten persons came to Mr. Wesley, in London, who appeared to be deeply convinced of sin, and earnestly groaning for redemption. They desired (as did two or three more the next day) that he would spend some time with them in prayer, and advise them how to fleo from the wrath to come, which they saw continually hanging over their heads. That he might have more time for this great work, he appointed a day when they might all come together, which from thenceforward they did

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