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Bishop Hamline writes that General Conference action has quieted abolition excitement in the M.E. Church in "these northern regions where all was strife and bitterness and war to the knife." Hamline says that "God will do a great work by the instrumentality of the New England and New York Methodists." The Scotites are "biting the file" and feed as well as they can in that way. There is the most perfect opposition between them and the Methodists and thousands who were with them in "their abolition movements" have gone away in the other direction. I believe this Conference is forever delivered from this delusion." Mentions that his health is poor but that he has enjoyed much of the divine blessing and favor. Abstract Number - 802
Slavery Letters; Abolition; Church Reform
Hamline, L.L., "Letter from Leonidas Lent Hamline to James B. Finley" (1844). Finley Letters. 1306.