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Eddy fears that the preachers and people have ceased to look to ordinary means of conversion, such as regular preaching. He is trying to get back to the 'old ways," and greatly misses his colleagues from the olden days of Methodism who are now deceased -- Brother Strange, Brother Cooper, and Brother Roberts. "With regard to dividing our Conference (Ohio), I have only to say, that I think it should be less than it is now, but if I were a delegate from Ohio (to General Conference) I should feel myself instructed, not to divide at all, so as to make any division in the boundary within this state." Eddy asks Finley, in confidence, how he might feel about Dr. Bond coming west to serve as editor of the Western Christian Advocate. Abstract Number - 366
Ohio Conference -- Boundary lines; General Conference -- 1848; Conversion, Dr. Thomas E. Bond
Eddy, Augustus, "Letter from Augustus Eddy to James B. Finley" (1848). Finley Letters. 564.