Reese, E Yates

Reese, E. Yates D.D., a minister of the Methodist Protestant Church, but especially noted as a writer, was born about the year 1820. He early entered the ministry, and, after filling many positions of prominence in the pastorate, became editor of the lethodist Protestant newspaper at Baltimore, anid was in this position until, in 1860, in a fit of mental derangement, he committed suicide. The Lutheran of Philadelphia thus commented at the time: "Dr. Reese was one of the noblest and most genial of men. His paper was among the very best of the denominational organs in our country; but it was much more than a denominational organ, immeasurably more than a sectarian one. He drew around him many admirable writers, not only of his own Church, but of other churches, but no pen among them all was so versatile, so happy, as his own. He was a poet and an orator, who consecrated every gift to the service of the Saviour of men. His consecration had a wonderful charm. His delicacy of feeling, his fine tact, his generosity and large catlholicity of feeling, made him very dear to all that knew him." Such testimony from another denomination is surely rare; but it was reprinted also by the Reformed Messenger of the German Reformed Church, and thus given still further approval than the bounds of one outside denomination.

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