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This is a letter written by Uriah Heath to Finley for L. Newsom. Heath feels that the General Conference "will exert a powerful influence upon the destinies of the nation." Slavery is being discussed at the Conference and daily reports are found in The Christian Advocate, The Tribune, and The Express. All in the Ohio delegation stand firm in their position. Heath has met and discussed the issue with the itinerant preachers, Bros. Whitcomb, Simmons, Hamilton, Smith, White, Batement, Doughty, Davis and Newsom. Many of these approve the action in the Harding and Bishop Andrews cases. E.W. Lehon (Sehon??) has been suspected of sympathizing with the Southern way of thinking. There is a danger that the southern representation will try to elect a slave-holding Bishop or entangle one of our present Bishops in the evil. If any charges are to be thought necessary, Finley is to consult Brothers Hamline and Durbin. Abstract Number - 799
Slavery Letters; Church Court; General Conference; Ohio Conference
Heath, Uriah, "Letter from Uriah Heath to James B. Finley" (1844). Finley Letters. 1303.