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The Daily Dispatch: November 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], Proceedings of the Methodist Annual Conference. (search)
proceedings of the ministers in attendance here upon the Virginia Conference. As would be inferred from a previous letter, the pulpits of the city and Portsmouth were very generally occupied by members of the Conference. The great point of interest in the morning, was Cumberland Street, Church, where Bishop Andrew preached, and, after the sermon, ordained Deacons. There was, I learn, a tremendous crowd in attendance. The following persons were ordained: Wm. H. Camper, John G. Bailey, Jas. W. Grant, J. H. Proctor, Jas. C. Watson, W. W. Duncan, E. H. Pritchet, L. H. Greybill, J. A. Crowder, W. E. Allan, C. V. Bingley, L. H. Crenshaw, W. J. Hunter, J. C. Martin, J. W. F. Jones, Jas. A. Crowder. I had the pleasure of hearing a capital discourse at 11 o'clock, at Granby street church, from Dr. Doggett, from the passage: "This is the victory which overcometh the world, even our faith." At the same church, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, Rev. H. B. Cowles preached an appropriate