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Rev. George W. Walker writes to Finley to get his recollections about the settlement of affairs between Dr. Latta, Dr. Elliott, and himself, at the 1845 Ohio Conference in Cincinnati. [Settlement involved charges against Dr. Latta brought by Finley. Latta accused Finley of writing a "proslavery letter" in 1839]. Dr. Latta has published a letter in the Richmond Christian Advocate insinuating malfeasance by Walker and Elliott at a settlement meeting held in the basement during Conference. Walker intends to submit his own version of the meeting to the Western Christian Advocate. After the meeting, Walker described the conversation to Finley in great detail. Walker needs Finley's testimony about that description. Walker understood that a settlement had been reached by which no charges would be brought against Latta, and that the parties would work things out among themselves. He was thus surprised to see Latta's critical article in the Richmond Christian Advocate. Abstract Number - 245
Finley/Latta Quarrel; Ohio Conference; Samuel A. Latta; Charles Elliott; Charges; Richmond Christian Advocate; Western Christian Advocate; Slavery
Walker, George W., "Letter from George W. Walker to James B. Finley" (1845). Finley Letters. 244.