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Martin Hitt writes an anti-Masonic letter to Finley. He is convinced that Masons have been sent by the devil to corrupt the Church. He tells the story of J. Cooley (a Mason) using the meeting house pulpit against his wishes. Hitt initially denied the request of the Masons to meet in his meeting house but was overruled by trustees. Abstract Number - 626
Letters on Masonry; Freemasonry; J. Cooley
Hitt, Martin, "Letter from Martin Hitt to James B. Finley" (1823). Finley Letters. 722.