Saturday, February 21, 2009

This Week in Texas Methodist History February 22

John Addison Beats Presbyterian Preacher to Preaching Appointment Feb. 27, 1852

From John Addison’s diary after he had been appointed to the “Lavacca Circuit”

Feb. 27 Today I preached at Cuero. There was a little circumstance that made me feel bad. It was this: An old school Presbyterian preacher during last week had made an appointment at this time and place, tho’ my appointment had been outstanding for four weeks, but it seems he did not know it. When he stepped in at the door, I was standing up reading hymns. He stood for one moment like he was thunderstruck, then too a seat, and I preached


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