Lee, Jason

Lee, Jason a Methodist Episcopal minister, pioneer missionary to Oregon, was born at Stanstead, Lower Canada, in 1803; labored with the Wesleyan missionaries there until 1833; joined the New England Conference in that year, and was ordained missionary to Oregon. Here he labored nobly, buried two wives, and in 1844 returned to New York to raise funds for the Oregon Institute, for which he was made agent by the New England Conference, but he died at his birthplace, March 12, 1845. His loss was a blow to the mission. but it is his glorious monument for two worlds. — Minutes of Conferences, 3:617. (G. L. T.)

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