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Hamline has received a letter from Finley telling of a tour which he has taken. Bishop Hamline is very glad to hear about his journey. Information is given concerning State Conferences of Iowa and Minnesota. In Iowa, in 1846, there were about 50 preachers and 4 Districts. In 1856 46???, it ??? was divided and the north half had 7 Districts. In 1850 Bishop Hamline sent three of four preachers to Minnesota. By 1856, they had a Conference of about 50 preachers. Following a discussion of the Church, Hamline presents his views on slavery and then shows his preference for Mr. Fremont against Filmore. Hamline mentions having converted Samuel Stowe of Pray ?? Troy?? Conference (old Father Stowe) o Fremont's policy. Other information given is the death of Mr. Harlau and the illness of Brother Brooks. Hamline himself is failing in health. Abstract Number - 833
Slavery Letters; Minnesota; U.S. History
Hamline, L.L., "Letter from Leonidas Lent Hamline to James B. Finley" (1856). Finley Letters. 320.