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Rev. Sargent is a supernumerary preacher in the Philadelphia Conference, appointed to Philadelphia's Union MEC. He has recently received letters from both Finley and Spencer. He lets Finley know that he is still not certain when and if he will be able to transfer to Ohio. He reports that the latest Philadelphia Annual Conference was successful, having voted to concur with the other annual conferences in the recommended action of the 1828 General Conference, changing the process for amending the Restrictive Rules of the MEC Constitution [changing the proviso at the close of Article VI]. Sargent believes that the two pamphlets he wrote on the subject prior to the Philadelphia Annual Conference convinced members to change their minds in favor of concurrence. Abstract Number - 117
General Ministry; Philadelphia Conference; General Conference of 1828; Restrictive Rules; Constitution (M.E.C.); Amendment; General Conference of 1832
Sargent, Thomas F., "Letter from Thomas F. Sargent to James B. Finley" (1831). Finley Letters. 116.