Peck, James a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of whose early history we have no data, was one of the four ministers who constituted the Washington Conference, organized by bishop Scott Oct. 27, 1864. He was then appointed to Asbury Church, in Washington, D. C. After six months he was appointed presiding elder of the Potomac District, in which capacity he served until he was appointed to Sharp Street, Baltimore; but after eight months he was reappointed presiding elder of the Potomac District. He was elected delegate to the General Conference held in Brooklyn, N.Y., 1872. He was next sent to Asbury Church, Baltimore, where he died in peace, March 6, 1874. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1875, p. 14.