Mason, William

A Primitive Methodist soldier

William Mason, who was born on 17th October 1817 in Brandon, Lincolnshire, wrote in his 1877 autobiography1 (pages 13-4) concerning Sunday 16th February 1834:

During the winter of 1834 I was awakened to the fact that I was a sinner, and needed salvation… I went to Brandon, a distance of four miles, to hear a ploughman preach. None of the preachers I had heard seemed to do me any good, as they were too high for me; but this man in a smock frock preached the simple story of the Cross. I walked back with him to Claypole and heard him again at night, and in the prayer meeting I found what I had long been seeking – the pearl of great price, – and I rejoiced in sins forgiven… I united with the Primitive Methodist Church.

1 A Primitive Methodist Soldier in the British Army Leeds, United Kingdom: Strafford

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