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Dr. Sellers has been expelled from the Lebanon Methodist Episcopal Church after 28 years of membership, by Rev. Werter R. Davis. The reason for the expulsion is not given, but Sellers is convinced that his vocal opposition to Davis' appointment to the Lebanon church for the 1851-1852 conference year was shared with Davis after his arrival, and that was the grounds of Davis' crusade against him. Sellers has decided to appeal his expulsion at the next annual conference in September of 1852. Sellers then shares the story of the General Conference ticket fiasco. Sellers has learned that the "tickets" lobbying for delegate candidates to General Conference were printed in Lebanon at the local newspaper office by W.R. Davis, and circulated prior to the election of delegates at the 1851 annual conference. He would like to see charges preferred against Davis at the1852 annual conference and is collecting documentation to that end. Davis' motivation was evidently his desperate desire to attend the General Conference. When confronted about the tickets, Davis suggested that the "pew men" were behind the enterprise. Abstract Number - 1223
General Ministry; Lebanon M.E.C.; Expulsion; Werter R. Davis; General Conference of 1852; General Conference Delegates; Ticket Fiasco (1851)
Sellers, Adam, "Letter from Adam Sellers to James B. Finley" (1852). Finley Letters. 1203.