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FOR THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, AT THE CONFERENCE
OFFICE, 200 MULBERRY-STREET.
J. Collord, Printer.
The following experiences were first published under the inspection of the late Rev. John Wesley. They were reprinted in this country in the year 1812, and a large edition has been distributed. Having been for some time out of print, and being frequently called for by our agents and others, it has been concluded to print a new edition, not doubting but that its circulation will tend to advance the cause of pure religion, as it was exemplified in the experience and conversation of those men of God.
Nothing, indeed, tends more to confirm the believer “ in his most holy faith,” than to behold it displayed in the lives of those who have gone before him in the path of piety and Christian charity. Such narratives, detailing the manner of God's working in the souls of men, are peculiarly edifying to those who are “partakers of like precious faith,” as well as convincing to a gainsaying world.
Moreover, as the facts contained in the following accounts were published to the world during the lifetime of the writers, and allude to many transactions of a public character, had they been either false or exaggerated, there were multitudes of persons, both friends and enemies, who would have detected the errors. Under the full belief, therefore, that in these narratives we have the simple truth, and nothing but the truth, we commend them to all Christian people, as worthy of their perusal.
N. BANGS. New York, Sept., 1835.