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Marley (Marlay) writes in support of Finley's work as chaplain at the Ohio Penitentiary. He has complete faith in Finley's abilities, but is uncertain that the prisoners are actually capable of redemption. Marley has completed his third round on the district and things are still moving along in Kentucky. He pontificates about the MEC South General Conference which has just taken place in Petersburg, VA, bewailing the morally inconsistent stance of a pro-slavery episcopacy. He mentions Soule Chapel in Cincinnati, the southern church established by Rev. G.W. Maley. Abstract Number - 1044
State Prison Letters; Church South (MECS); Border Controversy; MECS General Conference 1846; Soule Chapel (Cincinnati); Episcopacy; Slavery
Marley, Michael, "Letter from Michael Marley to James B. Finley" (1846). Finley Letters. 1028.