Cameron, James (1)

Cameron, James (1), a Wesleyan Methodist missionary, was born at Kirkintilloch, near Glasgow, Scotland, Aug. 1, 1805. At the age of fifteen he united with the Methodist Society, and soon began to preach in the streets of his native village. In 1829 he was accepted by the British Conference, and sent to Cape Town, South Africa, where he labored five years with ability and success. For nearly twenty-five years thereafter he toiled in various parts of the Eastern Province of South Africa, and in the Orange Free State, among. Europeans anti natives; and everywhere his labors were those of an able, undaunted, and untiring preacher. In 1857 he returned to Cape Town, where he ministered to large congregations till 1864, when he was appointed to- Natal as chairman of that district; and there and in D'Urban and in Pietermaritzburg (his residence for the last years of his life)' he worked with loving zeal and ceaseless devotion until called away to rest, Dec. 12,1875. Mr. Cameron's sermons were carefully prepared, massive in their structure, rich in truth, and delivered with great energy., He was a cheerful, yet serious and consistent, Christian. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1876, p. 36.

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