Bartine, David

Bartine, David an eminent Methodist preacher, was born in Westchester county, N. Y., Jan. 26, 1767. He was converted at twenty-one, and his piety, zeal, and talent early drew the eyes of the Church toward him as one called to preach the Gospel. His first field of labor was Salem Circuit, to which he was sent by Bishop Asbury. The next year (1793) he was received into the travelling connection, and from that time till he became supernumerary (1835) he labored without intermission, principally in New Jersey. His natural talents were of a very high order; he had a judgment clear and penetrating, powers of perception comprehensive and discriminating, a memory acute and very retentive, and an energy which insured success. In his preaching he usually addressed the understanding and the judgment, and yet often, in the application of his argument, his appeals to the heart were peculiarly eloquent and impressive. He died April 26th, 1850. —Minutes of Conf 4:567; N. J. Conf. Memorial, 183.

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