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Elliott tells Finley that they have just finished their third Quarterly Meeting. He asks Finley if he can stop at their church for a few days on his way to General Conference in Philadelphia with a number of other ministers, for his help is greatly needed. His congregation has lived through the dust and noise of "tyranny, episcopacy, popery" etc. etc. His folks are not deeply pious, he tells Finley, "But how could you expect them to thrive when instead of the "sincere milk of the Word", their shepherds fed them with speculative theories and metaphysical disquisitions on church government; and then the wolves of reform pouring upon them to scatter, tear and slay." Abstract Number - 126
Radicals; Church Reform; Pittsburgh Conference
Elliott, Charles, "Letter from Charles Elliott to James B. Finley" (1832). Finley Letters. 125.