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Clarke writes that he is pleased to hear that Finley has been appointed to the chaplaincy of the state prison. He bewails the changes that have taken place in the Church since they last met. He discusses Bishop Joshua Soule -- "Soule may talk & wright as much as he pleases about princible, but if he has much of the princible of Christ as we thought he once had he would have suffred as much as Human Nature is able to suffer before he would have rent the Body of Christ in two & I believe he could have saved it if he would." He mentions a preacher sent by Conference who did more harm than good by turning out many faithful members. Abstract Number - 195
General Ministry; Church South (MECS); Bishop Joshua Soule
Clarke, Joshua, "Letter from Joshua Clarke to James B. Finley" (1846). Finley Letters. 194.