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Dr. Joseph Tomlinson (president of Augusta College in Kentucky) writes to let Finley know there is a strong feeling in Kentucky against the proposed division of the Methodist Episcopal Church. If the southern Methodists should decide on division, Kentucky, Western Virginia and Missouri will stand firm against secession and remain part of the northern church. If we secede with the south, we will be "thrown into the arms of heightened proslavery nullifiers" and the cause of emancipation will be "thrown back to a far greater extent than it has ever been done by Abolitionism." Abstract Number - 803
Augusta College Letters; Slavery Letters; Church South (MECS); Church Division; Kentucky Conference; Border Controversy; Border Societies
Tomlinson, Joseph S., "Letter from Joseph S. Tomlinson to James B. Finley" (1844). Finley Letters. 1307.