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Earley states that 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 says that slavery will always be the greatest barrier to the progress of religion. 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." He tells Finley that Mississippi would be a great place to live, were it not for the bane of slavery. Abstract Number - 795
Slavery Letters; Mississipi
Earley, J.M., "Letter from J.M. Earley to James B. Finley" (1830). Finley Letters. 1300.