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Lydia Barstow Taylor [wife of Rev. Edward Taylor, appointed to Zanesville Circuit with Rev. Ezra Brown] has just moved to Cambridge. She longs to see her former students, the "dear children" at the Wyandot Mission. She recalls the happy times she had in Upper Sandusky, witnessing conversion of souls and participating in family prayers around the kitchen table. When she attends public worship she finds members of the various societies to be careless and unconcerned. Lydia has had discussions with "hotheaded reformers for church government," during which she wholeheartedly defends "ancient Methodism." She loves the doctrine, discipline, and government of the Methodist Episcopal Church and is fearful that the devil is at work among clergy to bring about reform. Abstract Number - 34
Wyandot Mission Letters; Mission School; Lydia Barstow; Ancient Methodism; Old Methodism
Taylor, Lydia, "Letter from Lydia Taylor to James B. Finley" (1824). Finley Letters. 34.