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David Young responds to Finley's complaint about the abusive Mr. Smith, recently the subject of a church trial. Young summarizes what Smith said at the trial -- that he did not believe Wesley's doctrine of sanctification. At that trial Smith announced that he was not opposed to Methodism. Young disagrees -- Both Smith's private conversation and public preaching were opposed to the 7th article. [Article VII, Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Original Sin]. He tells Finley to "be done with him as soon as you can." [Note: Perhaps this is James Smith, Local Deacon from Knox Circuit, appealed to Ohio Conference, 1813, excluded from Methodist Episcopal Church]. Abstract Number - 866
David Young Letters; Finley Friend; Church Trial; Sanctification
Young, David, "Letter from David Young to James B. Finley" (1814). Finley Letters. 352.