PAWSON, JOHN, 1737-1806.
John Pawson letter, 1800

Emory University

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pawson, John, 1737-1806.
Title: John Pawson letter, 1800
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 137
Extent: 0.01 cubic ft. (1 item)
Abstract:Contains one letter from John Pawson of Leeds to Charles Atmore of Staffordshire in response to a letter from Atmore.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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[after identification of item(s)], John Pawson Letter, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


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Biographical Note

John Pawson was born in England in November 1737. He became a Methodist preacher in 1762 and was ordained by John Wesley in 1785 for ministry in Scotland. He returned to England in 1787. After John Wesley's death, Pawson mediated controversies concerning the administration of the Sacraments. In 1797 he revised Wesley's Large Minutes and this revision was accepted as the official statement of Methodist discipline. Pawson served as President of the British Methodist Conference in 1793 and again in 1801. He died on March 19, 1806.

Scope and Content Note

This is a letter from John Pawson of Leeds to Charles Atmore of Staffordshire, written on June 28, 1800 in response to a letter from Atmore. In the letter Pawson mentions that one of his sermons has created some controversy. He also comments on William Myles' Chronological History of the People Called Methodist and on the expense of the upcoming annual conference in London.

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