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Samuel Pettit of the Piqua station writes to James B. Finley, Presiding Elder of the Dayton District. Pettit is adamant that Rev. William Young should not be returned to Piqua for another year. He alleges that Young took pay from members in an underhanded way. Piqua needs a "real Methodist preacher," neither an abolitionist or a party man, and not a "proud vain dandy." If this abolitionist preacher is returned to the Piqua charge, Pettit will withdraw his membership. He begs Finley to save the station from destruction. Abstract Number - 213
General Ministry; William Young; Appointment Dissatisfaction; Piqua M.E.C.; Abolition; Financial Irregularities; Fraud; Allegations
Pettit, Samuel, "Letter from Samuel Pettit to James B. Finley" (1842). Finley Letters. 212.