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James says that he has received Davis' letter of the 15th. James says that he is well satisfied with Davis' work at his station. James has no doubt but what Davis could have any station in the District, but was sorry to hear Davis claim one saying it was due him. James says that he is not on the Cabinet now, but when he was, he used to feel sorry for Davis because he was not given a station. James says that now, in his position, he should feel sorry for the young preachers. He should want to share. As the good friends they were, James thought they should talk the matter over. James feels that it is not the spirit of Methodist itinerancy to fix on a place for one's labor, but to accept what one is given. Abstract Number - 274
General Ministry; Church Reform; Appointment dissatisfaction; Ohio Conference
Finley, James B., "Letter from James B. Finley to Werter R. Davis" (1846). Finley Letters. 273.