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Young [superannuated at September 1830 Ohio Annual Conference] complains to Finley about his "negative kind of life" since his status change to superannuated. He describes himself as an old useless imbecile who has a quivering hand, a head that has betrayed him, and a memory that "plays truant." Young spends most of the letter critiquing the "famous constitution" of the "Methodist Protestant Church," which contains 17 articles divided into 60 sections and a "high toned Declaration." It is far more complicated than the Constitution of the United States. Young asks Finley how he is getting on in Cincinnati among a "quadruple supply of priests," particularly with regard to the Radicals. Abstract Number - 893
David Young Letters; Finley Friend; Superannuated Preacher; Methodist Protestant Church; Radicals; Constitution (M.P.C.); Cincinnati
Young, David, "Letter from David Young to James B. Finley" (1830). Finley Letters. 379.