The Rev. W. Wallace Webb, D.D., recently preached a sermon (which is published in full in The Ontario Country Journal of Canadaigua) in memory of George Hickok, who was the oldest native resident of the city, and the oldest member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Canadaigua. It is one of the most interesting of memorial discourses.

Mr. Hickok has been connected with some very remarkable persons. One day a man who had a wife and four children came over and wanted to borrow a dollar. "Chop wood with me to-day and earn it," said Mr. Hickok. He did so, and got bread for his family. That man was Brigham Young, then an independent Methodist. Brigham Young afterward contracted a bill and made a dozen chairs to meet the account, some of which are still in the family house. It was only a few miles from there that Mormonism arose. Smith professed to find the plates of his book, and to receive a revelation from angels at Mormon Hill, only a few miles from Canadaigua.

October 5, 1899

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