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Morris has recently been appointed to the Columbus station (Town Street M.E.C.) and writes of conditions he finds there. He is quite satisfied with his new surroundings and finds conditions better than he had expected. There are six classes, 60 men and 140 women, for a total of 200. There is much sickness in Columbus, mostly ague. Morris writes of a church being built by the Presbyterians at a cost of $7,000, being funded by the sale of pews. He believes that the poor, not being able to afford pews, will find their way to his congregation. Morris plans to be engaged with the "inner work of the temple." He is "zealous" in the doctrine of itinerancy, believing that moving preachers from appointment to appointment is in everyone's best interest. Abstract Number - 1020
Thomas A. Morris Letters; Columbus; Ohio Conference; Town Street M.E.C.; Itinerancy; Presbyterian Church; Pewed Church
Morris, Thomas A., "Letter from Thomas A. Morris to James B. Finley" (1830). Finley Letters. 1004.