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Rev. John Sale (appointed to Wilmington Circuit, Scioto District) writes to inform Finley about the recent death of his brother John P. Finley, president of Augusta College in Kentucky. [Death occurred on May 8, 1825]. He then rails against Rev. John Collins, currently serving as Presiding Elder of the Miami District, where Sale actually lives. Sale is serving an unpleasant circuit, Wilmington, to which he was appointed by Collins. He is astonished at the poor conduct of Collins and believes that the bishops yield to him regarding appointments. "From such a man, good Lord, deliver me and the church." Finally, Sale reports that Radicalism has gained a few advocates in Wilmington, but the worst is now over. Abstract Number - 47
General Ministry; John P. Finley; Death; Augusta College; Wilmington District; John Collins; Presiding Elder; Miami District; Scioto District; Radicals; Methodist Protestant Church
Sale, J., "Letter from J. Sale to James B. Finley" (1825). Finley Letters. 47.