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62   THE PIONEERS OF OLD ONTARIO

frequently travelled as far as Toronto, going all the way on horseback. Dr. Green was Chair-man of a district that took in Bytown, Gatineau, and Rideau. He often spent four or five weeks in covering his mission. There were some stir-ring revivals in those days. Forty were converted at one meeting held in Augusta. Rev. Erastus Hurlbut and I were converted together at the revival held there in 1835. During every summer camp-meetings were held north and west of Prescott. The music was all vocal, the Whitney family being among the most noted singers of the time. Henry Hodge and Thomas Coates were among the other singing leaders. All the old-time hymns were used, `OH, FOR A THO1-SANO TONm-ES TO SING' being a prime

favourite."

"The Little Blue Church" is a standing memorial of these early days of Methodism. In the cemetery alongside rests the body of Barbara Heck in company not only with other early leaders in Methodism, but with those of other de-nominations as well. "The Johnston cemetery was, I believe, the first in the neighbourhood," said Mr. Heck, "but the Little Blue Church cemetery was laid out shortly afterwards. Six people, amongst them my father, undertook the clearing of the ground."

The cemetery is beautifully situated by the roadside with a gentle slope to the south where the majestic St. Lawrence, emblematic of eternity's flow, sings a nightly lullaby over those whose labours are ended.


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