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Houston is writing at the solicitation of his circuit about the possibility of Dayton becoming a station with William H. Raper appointed as preacher. He is personally skeptical as to whether the congregation is ready to become a station and pay the salary of a married preacher. Because Rev. Raper is a Mason, members of the congregation believe that financial help would be forthcoming from the Masonic community to help pay for Raper's salary. Houston is doubtful that this will happen. Abstract Number - 73
General Ministry; Ohio Conference; William H. Raper; Dayton Methodism; Masons
Houston, George S., "Letter from George S. Houston to James B. Finley" (1829). Finley Letters. 72.