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Creighton writes that conditions of religion are good in Westfield, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Many are being converted. He tells Finley about a wonderful love feast held at a quarterly meeting in Portland. "The love feast was one of the best I ever attended -- Near the close a venerable looking old man, whose head was white as snow, rose up, with his eyes overflowing with tears and praising God for his goodness & mercy & long suffering kindness. Especially, said he, do I praise God that He ever sent James B. Finley this way more than thirty years ago to rouse me from sin & folly to serve the living God. His name is Asahel or Asal Peck, a Local Preacher. I need not tell you I enjoyed that love feast." Due to climate conditions, Creighton's health is poor, and he would like to return to Ohio. He asks Finley to write to Bishop Waugh on his behalf. Abstract Number - 444
Westfield, Chautauqua County, NY
General Ministry; Love Feast; Asahel Peck
Creighton, J.H., "Letter from J.H. Creighton to James B. Finley" (1849). Finley Letters. 642.