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Rev. Gunn writes that he is now making arrangements to leave his home in the country. He feels that he has been commissioned to preach, sing, and work for God until "it is enough." He has been going through his papers and has found information about Rev. Benjamin Ogden, one of the first two M.E. preachers who came to Kentucky. Gunn claims that Brother Hinds (Thomas S. Hinds, aka Theophilus Arminius) did Ogden a great injustice in an 1819 Methodist Magazine article. In that article, Hinds claims that Ogden aligned himself with James O'Kelly in the schism concerning church government. Gunn has found evidence that this is not true and wants to set the record straight. Abstract Number - 463
Shelby County, KY
General Ministry; Benjamin Ogden; O'Kelly Schism
Gunn, William, "Letter from William Gunn to James B. Finley" (1850). Finley Letters. 661.