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3S   MEN OF CANADA.

EDWARD HARTLEY DEW ART,
D. D., editor of the Christian
Guardian, Toronto, was born
in county Cavan, Ireland, in 1828, and
was married June 25th, 1856, to Miss
Matilda Hunt, of Hamilton. When he
was six years old, he came with his
parents to Canada, the family settling
in Peterboro county, Ontario. Educa-
tional advantages at that time were few,
but young Dewart was a persistent
student. In 1847 he became a student
of the Normal School, and afterwards
taught school, and, in coming back for
another session, assisted the professors
in teaching. In 1851 he was called to

the ministry of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, of which he had been a member since 1843. His ministerial labors commenced in St. Thomas circuit, he then travelled for one year each in Port Hope and Thorold circuits. On the completion of his probation he was stationed Dundas, then in 1856 as superintendent of St. Andrew's circuit on the Ottawa River, then on the Odelltown circuit, and in 1S6o in Mont-real West. Owing to enfeebled health, resulting from overwork, he was compelled to retire for nearly a year. Re-stored to health, he was for three years superintendent of the St. John's cir-

cuit, and afterwards stationed at Collingswood, Toronto, and Ingersoll. In 1869 he was elected editor of the Churustiaua Guau a'iauu, a position which he has filled for over twenty-one years with marked ability. At the late General Conference he was re-elected for another term. In 18i3 Dr. Dewart was a delegate to the English Wesleyan Conference, and in 1881 to the Ecumenical Methodist Conference held in London, England. He was president of the Toronto Conference in 1883, and of the Canadian Press Association in 1889, and a delegate to the Methodist Ecumenical Conference of 1591. Not-

withstanding the large amount of church work and editorial duties devolving upon him, he has done a good deal of enduring work with his pen, iss prose and verse. He is a vigorous writer, a powerful debater, and an able preacher.

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