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Richard Reece (1765-1850)

Richard Reece was converted at the age of eighteen and entered the itinerancy in 1787.

He served as President of the British Conference in 1816 and 1835 and of the Irish Conference in 1817. In 1823 he represented the British Church at the American General Conference in Baltimore.

Reece remained in the active ministry until the age of eighty-one when he retired as a supernumary minister to London where he died after a short illness.

Source: C. F Crookshank, Methodism in Ireland (1885), volume 2, p.420, Hill's Arrangement 1847 and Methodist Magazine 1850, 652, 983-984.

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