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INSKIP, John Swanell, clergyman, born in Huntingdon, England, 10 August, 1816; died in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, 7 March, 1884. He was brought by his parents to the United States when five years old. At the age of sixteen he united with the Methodist Episcopal church, and three years later began to preach. He attained distinction as an orator and conductor of camp-meetings, and was for some time the editor of the "Christian Standard." He published "Remarkable Display of the Mercy of God in the Conversion of a Family from Infidelity"; "Life of Reverend William Summers, a Blind Man" (Baltimore); and "Methodism Explained and Defended" (Philadelphia, 1856).
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