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Rev. Porter is serving the Johnstown Circuit, Columbus District, Ohio Conference. He reports that the state of the circuit is vigorous, spiritual, and lively. Membership has greatly increased and $650 of church debt has been paid. Presiding Elder John W. Clarke is a highly esteemed preacher, and Porter's colleague James Mitchell is doing an outstanding job on the circuit. A camp meeting is scheduled to commence on August 17 at a location north of Alexandria. Porter invites Finley to attend and preach on the sabbath. Abstract Number - 829
General Ministry; Johnstown Circuit; Alexandria; John W. Clarke; Presiding Elder; James Mitchell; Camp Meeting; Debt
Porter, William, "Letter from William Porter to James B. Finley" (1848). Finley Letters. 316.