Armstrong, Sylvester

Armstrong, Sylvester a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in the State of New York in 1826. No record of his early life is accessible. In 1852 he entered the Troy Conference, and soon afterwards discontinued ministerial work and engaged in secular business. In 1856 he joined the New Jersey Conference. When the Newark Conference was formed, he became a member of it. He died at Plainfield, N. J., Jan. 7, 1863. Mr. Armstrong's ministerial career was brief; but there have lived few men who concentrated more vitality and zeal into so short a space of time. It was his habit to completely exhaust himself in the delivery of his sermons. He was original, had a ready command of language, was very pointed in discourse, and thrillingly eloquent. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1863, p. 38.

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