CANADA. The Palatines, who did so much for Irish lethodism and who founded the Church in the New World. were also the organizers of the first class in Canada—at Augusta. Ontario, in 1778. in fact, it was the same Paul and Barbara fleck, their sons and relatives. and the widow and son of Philip Embury, who constituted that class. George Neal, a school teacher in the Niagara dis trict, preached to the people on Sunday and on week evenings after 1786. and gathered his con verts into classes. Ile kept up this work for years, but was not ordained until 1810.
Loses was the first itinerant minister. Ile preached in and around Kingston in 1790 and following years. and in 1791 and thereafter Can ada was supplied with ministers from the United States. in 1800 there were one dis trict, four circuits, seven preaehers, and 930 members. Relations with the Episcopalians were not always friendly. Canada was a part of the Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Chureh until 1821, when the Canada Conference was organized. In 1828 the Church was made
independent and became the tlethoilist Episcopal Church in Canada. The English Methodists be gan work in Montreal in 1814. extended it into Ontario in ISIS, and took over the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1832. though the latter re sumed an independent existence in 1834. Methn. dism in the eastern provinces was founded by the apostolic William Black, a notable figure, who began his work in Nova Scotia in 1782. Other branches of English Methodism were like wise planted in Canada. In 1874 the Wesleyan Methodist Church of the Dominion united with the New Connection Church. and in 1883 these united with the Methodist Episcopal, Primitive Methodist, and Bible Christian—making one Methodism in Canada. The union has been emi nently successful. There are also colored churches.