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Peter Cartwright (c. 1785 – 1873)

“. . .in reference to the Methodist Episcopal Church, when we consider that her ministers were illiterate…that we were everywhere spoken against, caricatured and misrepresented; without colleges and seminaries, without religious books or periodicals, without missionary funds, and almost all other religious means; and our ministers did not for many years, on an average, receive over fifty dollars support annually, and a Methodist preacher’s library almost entirely consisted of a Bible, Hymn Book, and a Discipline, may we not, without boasting, say with one of old, ‘What hath God wrought?’ A Methodist preacher in those days, when he felt that God had called him to preach, instead of hunting up a college or Biblical institute, hunted up a hardy pony of a horse and some traveling apparatus and. . .cried ‘Behold the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world.’ In this way he went through storms of wind, hail, snow, and rain; climbed hills and mountains, traversed valleys, plunged through swamps, swam swollen streams, lay out all night, wet, weary, and hungry, held his horse by the bridle all night, or tied him to a limb, slept with his saddle blanket for a bed, his saddle or saddle bags for his pillow, and his old big coat or blanket, if he had any, for a covering. Often he slept in dirty cabins, on earthen floors, before the fire. . .His text was always ready, ‘Behold the Lamb of God.’ ”

–From Cartwright’s Autobiography

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