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Young again tells Finley about his illness, reporting the loss of 32 pounds in the past six months. He is now certain that he will not be able to attend the Ohio Annual Conference. In lieu of attendance, he offers the following thoughts: Church property is protected in New York and Ohio (Book Concerns in both states), but in some states such as Pennsylvania (home of Chartered Fund), it is not. In order to avoid dividing property, Young suggests that Finley needs proof from the 1844 General Conference Journal that both sides agreed that the Sixth Restrictive Rule would need to be amended by all conferences to allow division of the Publishing House funds. Finley will also need proof that this amendment failed among the conferences. Enclosed is Young's letter of resignation as Trustee of Ohio Wesleyan University. Abstract Number - 912
David Young Letters; Finley Friend: Church South (MECS); Funds; Plan of Separation; Book Concern; Church Property Question; Restrictive Rules; Ohio Wesleyan University
Young, David, "Letter from David Young to James B. Finley" (1849). Finley Letters. 398.