Subject: INCIDENTS #57
Date: November 10, 1998



The Reverend John Elmore DuBois

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


	With all the wealth of that Church, while many were living in ceiled
houses, the parson had to labor under disadvantages.  It was not until
the bulk of their wealth had taken wings and fled, that it came into
their hearts to build a good parsonage, and be it spoken to their
praise," they now have one side by side with an enlarged and beautiful
church, an ornament to the town.  At one time an attempt was made to
rent news, the more readily to raise the amount necessary for the
station, but it was so strenuously opposed that the measure failed.

Methodist Centenary 

In 1839, it was ordered by the Quarterly Conference that the centenary
of Methodism be observed and J.M. Boatright and myself be appointed to
address the Church and take up collections for certain purposes, which
was done in a large audience.  My memory does not serve me as to the
amount raised, but Mr. R.N. Harris of Tuscaloosa, being present, made
the largest contribution.  I find from Bro. Dormon's journal that under
his pastorate there was a gracious revival, where there were fifty
conversions.  There were also other minor revivals under T.C. Weir and
Thos. Capers.

	This article closes my incidents of early Methodism in Charleston, S.C.
and Alabama.  If my account in Greensboro has not been as some might
desire, my apology is that I was writing history and not fiction.  If
these articles have been interesting to any, they are indebted to Rev.
H. Erquhart, who requested me to write and encouraged me in doing so. 
And now having passed over the eighty-five years of my earthly existence
and walking over the broken arches of the bridge of human life; I desire
to make grateful remembrance of the goodness of God in giving me many
opportunities to make my calling and election sure and let it not be
considered a format request.  If I say to my numerous readers, pray for
me that my faith fail me not.

Jno. DuBois
Eutaw, Ala.

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