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Squire Gray Eyes and John M. Armstrong write to Finley reporting that "the enemy is at work" at the mission in Wyandott City. Evidently, the misspionaries are dividing the Indians concerning membership in the MEC North or the MEC South. "Our slave dealing missionaries are willing to resort to any means whatever to maintain their grasp upon the Indians." A meeting was recently held attended by "nonprofessors, slave dealers, infidels, inebriates, and backsliders." This group sent a letter to the Ohio Conference stating that the Indians in the Kansas Mission had decided to align themselves with the MEC South, in direct opposition to the previous letter sent by the "valid" congregation requesting alignment with the MEC North. Squire Gray Eyes and John Armstrong bewail the actions of this unofficial, invalid group. Abstract Number - 783
Wyandots in Kansas; Church South (MECS)
Gray Eyes, Squire and Armstrong, John M., "Letter from Squire Gray Eyes & John M. Armstrong to James B. Finley" (1848). Finley Letters. 1289.