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Bishop Hamline writes a congratulatory letter stating that the 1844 General Conference action (approval of Finley's resolution that Bishop James O. Andrew desist from exercising bishop duties until he no longer owns slaves) has quieted abolition excitement in the M.E. Church in "these northern regions where all was strife and bitterness and war to the knife." He also says that thousands of Methodists who sympathized with the Scottites (Wesleyan Methodist Church founded by Orange Scott -- primarily abolitionists) have "gone away in the other direction" (toward the MEC). Abstract Number - 802
Slavery Letters; Abolition; General Conference of 1844; Finley Resolution; Scottites (Wesleyan Methodist Church)
Hamline, L.L., "Letter from Leonidas Lent Hamline to James B. Finley" (1844). Finley Letters. 1306.