This Day in History: December 20th, 1796. One eyed Captain Thomas Webb died.
“The recently converted man in full military dress, unforgettable in the green patch over his sightless eye-socket, dramatically laid his sword alongside an open bible and announced to the small congregation that he was a soldier of the cross and a true spiritual descendant of John Wesley.”
Do you want to reenact as a rather different kind of Methodist lay preacher in the 1760 in America? One eyed Captain Thomas Webb (1724-1796) would be a good choice.
“Captain Webb was an officer in the British Navy and wore his regimental uniform and sword when he preached. He had been saved under the preaching of John Wesley back in England. When he preached he wore his uniform and put his sword across the pulpit.”
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Sources: “The Heritage of American Methodism”, by Kenneth Cain Kinghorn, pp. 26-29 &