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Eddy indicates to Finley how much the church has grown. The church has 600 who wish to attend the services but have room for only 375. The congregation has raised $7,000 to build a new church during the summer. Eddy also mentions that the "Church South have showed their love for their old friends in the North...especially in Wood County, Virginia, by indicting Uncle Charley and the Western Christian Advocate! What an argument, this, to enable them to carry out the benevolent system of perpetual slavery, which they have so zealously promoted for two years past." Eddy wishes to leave the Indiana Conference and return to this former circuit (old Miami) in the Ohio Conference and asks Finley's advice on the matter. Abstract Number - 817
Slavery Letters; Church South (MECS); Elliott, Charles, 1792-1869
Eddy, Augustus, "Letter from Augustus Eddy to James B. Finley" (1846). Finley Letters. 1321.