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Mrs. Riddle writes to assure Finley that she and her husband were happy to have him with them in Cincinnati. Elizabeth tells of the division in their church. Some 50 members have left and formed a separate organization known as the Southern Church. Mr. Maley was instrumental in this division. There is a revival spirit in the air and Elizabeth is hopeful. She asks for Finley's prayers. Mr. Riddle finishes the letter. He is generally disturbed by the influence of the Southern Church on the members of the old M.E. He feels that they are using every means, foul and fair, to get members. Good feeling prevails among the prevailing few. Abstract Number - 811
Slavery Letters; Church Reform; Church South (MECS)
Riddle, A. and Riddle, Elizabeth, "Letter from A. Riddle & Elizabeth Riddle to James B. Finley" (1845). Finley Letters. 1315.