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Hamer expresses appreciation for the letter of advice and counsel he recently received from Finley. He speaks with regret about his withdrawal from the local Methodist Episcopal Church. He and his wife "withdrew quietly" due to local problems which are not named. But he says they are as much Methodist as they ever were. He is not satisfied with his spiritual life, but still has "hope that reaches beyond the grave" and hopes to "reach the haven of rest beyond this vale of tears" and to meet there "you, my elder worthy brother." Abstract Number - 215
General Ministry; Church Conflict; Membership Withdrawal; Spirituality Spirituality
Hamer, Thomas L., "Letter from Thomas L. Hamer to James B. Finley" (1843). Finley Letters. 214.