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Ellis indicates that his health is a little better during the summer than the preceding season. He makes a few suggestions on how Finley would represent the circuit??? The Societies were at peace except for 3 or 4 spirits at Alexandria. Ellis has had to contend with two different things this year that he had not encountered before. One was aiding his colleague in visiting "delynquent" members and the other was an "opposing" influence in carrying out discipline. People gave as a reason that he should not be a traveling preacher at all, but would serve the church to better advantage at home. Ellis is not saying these things about Daughty because there was unfriendly feeling between them, but Ellis indicates that he has never been driven to calling his colleague to order before this year. Many things are taking place in this changing world. They are trying to do something about the missionary cause. Abstract Number - 851
Miscellaneous Mission Letters; Church Reform; General Ministry; Ohio Conference
Ellis, Benjamin, "Letter from Benjamin Ellis to James B. Finley" (1846). Finley Letters. 338.