Subject: INCIDENTS #21
Date: October 29, 1998



The Reverend John Elmore DuBois

Edited by Elizabeth A. DuBois
(c) 1998  DuBois Publishing Co, Simsbury, Connecticut. All rights

The following letter to the editor of the Alabama Christian Advocate
addresses Rev. DuBois' treatment of Rev. Levert in a prior article:

	A Statement Corrected

   Mr. Editor- Several weeks since in Mr. DuBois's "Incidents and
Characters of Early Methodism," he makes a statement in regard to our
father, Rev. E. V. LeVert, which his children, after talking it over,
would like to correct if you will kindly give us space. Mr. D.
attributes our father's failures always to preach good sermons to
negligence and want of application. Now, Mr. Editor, we must say,
begging Mr. D.'s pardon, that he is very much mistaken. That he was a
close student, all his life goes to prove. His early advantages were
limited indeed, three months being the extent of his school life; so you
see, had he not applied himself diligently, he could never have taken
the position which he occupied. We think, had Mr. D. known anything of
our father's home life, he would certainly never have made such an
assertion. Often have we heard him relate the hardships of his early
ministerial days, frequently sleeping under the trees in the forest,
unable to get shelter with the settlers of the country. Have also heard
him tell of traveling a circuit that extended from Cahaba, in Dallas
county, to Elyton, Jefferson county, and preaching every day in the week
for two years; and receiving the sum of one dollar and twenty-five
cents, and a pair of home knit socks; and having to pay one dollar and
fifty cents to have his horse shod. The twenty-five cents and socks were
the gift of a poor widow. We feel that Mr. D. has done our dear father
an injustice and brought a kind of reproach on his name, and therefore
we write, in order that he may have justice done him.

	F.J.. and M.C. LeVert

[Next: Rev. DuBois' reply}

==== SCROOTS Mailing List ====

Go To:  #,  A,  B,  C,  D,  E,  F,  G,  H,  I,  J,  K,  L,  M,  N,  O,  P,  Q,  R,  S,  T,  U,  V,  W,  X,  Y,  Z,  Main