One drawback at Wesley Chapel was the slowness of the people to assemble for Sabbath service. One morning I attempted their cure by dismissing them a little before 12 o’clock, just as members were riding up. They were on hand the next time at 11 o’clock sharp….
Bushrod Washington T. who was a member of the Rev. Mr. H.’s country church, had for half dozen years gotten religion at the summer camp-meetings and fallen from grace at the following Christmas holidays. His church got tired of the performance and the pastor was riled, so he turned Brother T. out again. And the rigor with which it was done indicated it was for the last time. As was the custom Mr. H. rose at the close of the service and said; “Bushrod Washington T. is no longer a member of the Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, praise God from whom all blessing flow." Between the indignant preacher and the laughter-convulsed congregation that was unable to sing the doxology, there did not appear the perfection of brotherly love on retirement.