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Gurley was sorry he did not see Finley while he was in Ohio but the letter of introduction sent by Finley to the Wyandot brethren was received and has been very helpful. Gurley finds the mission divided into a southern group and a northern group. The southern group has possession of the mission property and are not willing to let the northern group use it, so meetings are being held in private homes. The appointment of a missionary by the north has resulted in the southern preachers feeling "an outrage upon their rights." Gurley believes that the southern preachers will seek to get him removed by local authorities of the Wyandot Nation. At this point, he is willing to stay or go home as asked. Power always dies hard and "there are indications of a powerful death struggle here yet." Abstract Number - 788
Wyandot Mission Letters; Church South (MECS); Wyandot Indians; Kansas
Gurley, James, "Letter from James Gurley to James B. Finley" (1849). Finley Letters. 1294.