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George Story (1738-1818)

George Story was born in Harthill, Yorkshire, the son of a wheelwright. He worked in a bookseller's shop and a printer's office before joining the itinerancy in 1762. His circuit ministry of twenty-nine years was exercised in England, Scotland and Ireland. He was a successful preacher despite having a speech impediment.

For twelve years from 1793 [the Conference minutes state 1792] he edited the Arminian Magazine and also had responsibility for the Conference Printing Office.

Story was an intelligent man, well-versed in literature, shorthand, astronomy and trigonometry.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1818 and Dictionary of Evangelical Biography edited by Donald Lewis (1995)

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