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Earley states his health is not very good since his sickness the winter before. "Methodism is prospering altho it has never assumed the character in this country it has in the North." Earley is stationed in Mississippi and he knows the slavery conditions there. Earley says that slavery will always be the greatest barrier to religion in the south. One cannot imagine "the state of society where perhaps two thirds of the population are influenced by no other motive than the fear of the lash." Abstract Number - 795
Slavery Letters; Miscellaneous Mission; Mississippi Conference
Earley, J.M., "Letter from J.M. Earley to James B. Finley" (1830). Finley Letters. 1300.