Hitt, Daniel

Hitt, Daniel a Methodist Episcopal minister of considerable eminence, was born in Fauquier County, Va., entered the itinerancy in 1790, became the traveling companion of bishop Asbury in 1807, and in 1808 was elected by the General Conference one of the agents of the Methodist Book Concern, the duties of which office he discharged for eight years. He next, with great fidelity, served as presiding elder until 1822, when he became the traveling companion of bishop M'Kendreee In 1823 he took charge of the Potomac District; after two years' labors he passed to the Carlisle District, and there closed his earthly work. Mr. Hitt was a man of marked "simplicity and integrity," and "the affability of his manners and the sweetness of his disposition, in his private intercourse in society, gained him the affection of all." He died of typhus fever, in great peace and sure hope, in September 1825. — Minutes of Conf. 1, 507.

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