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Michigan

By Rev. S. N. Griffith

Sister Wells was always true to her religious profession. She was a heroine in religion; one or two acts only need to be mentioned to prove this. When their barn was to be raised, in 1843, Darius Wells was to. leave home on the day of raising, and he told his wife not to have any liquor brought on the place. After the hands had worked at it a while the foreman came to the house and told Sister Wells that he had done all he could without the liquor, and the money must be furnished to pay for it, as the men declared they would not touch another timber until the liquor came. Sister Wells replied that she was sorry to have the work stop in that unfinished state, but that she would go out to the men and thank them for what they had done, but that no liquor would be furnished if the barn never went up. They, seeing her positive adhesion to her temperance principles, went to work with a will and raised the barn without accident. Thus the first battle of temperance was fought and won. This occurred in 1834. Another instance occurred, which showed her spiritual devotion and self-sacrifice for the cause of God.

EARLY HISTORY OF METHODISM


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