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Marley (Marlay) provides a full account of the troubles in Cincinnati following the schism which resulted in the division of the MEC north and south. On the border between Ohio and Kentucky, the Cincinnati churches experienced defections of many members to the MECS. Marley is particularly upset with George W. Maley, who has aligned himself with the MECS, and attempted to create a new MECS society in town, made up of defecting members of existing MEC churches. Many of the "rich men" from Wesley Chapel are now gone. Furthermore, he has taken the Maysville congregation into the Augusta Circuit. Abstract Number - 241
Slavery Letters; Church South (MECS); Schism; George W. Maley; Border Controversy; Wesley Chapel (Cincinnati); Maysville, KY
Marley, Michael, "Letter from Michael Marley to James B. Finley" (1845). Finley Letters. 240.