Slicer, Henry, Dd

Slicer, Henry, D.D., a distinguished minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Annapolis, Md., March 27, 1801. He joined the Church in Baltimore in his seventeenth year, and was licensed to preach in his twentieth year. He was received into the Baltimore Conference in 1822, and his appointments (from 1822 to 1874) may be thus classified: seven years on circuits; twenty years in stations; two years agent of the Metropolitan Church, Washington, D. C.; eight years chaplain of the Seamen's Union Bethel, Baltimore; and fifteen years as presiding elder. He was a member of eight General Conferences — namely, 1832, 1840, 1844, 1852, 1856, 1860, 1868, 1872. When the East Baltimore Conference was formed he became a member of it, and continued such until 1868, when he returned to the Baltimore Conference. He died April 23, 1874. Mr. Slicer was a man of vigorous intellect, self reliant and indefatigable. His ministry is an instructive example of devotion to primitive Methodist usage, of sympathy with judicious changes, and of punctilious discharge of official duties. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1875, p. 16.

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