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Davenport and Leeper write to Matthew Simpson inviting him to attend the Summerfield Quarterly Conference on May 30th at St. Paul's Chapel (Monroe County), where they have "some little matters of church reform to submit to our old friends whom we expect to be in attendance." This humorous letter ends with a P.S. "If you would wish a traveling companion we would recommend to your notice our old friend of juvenile memory James B. Finley whom we learn has recently been sent to the penitentiary at Columbus probably for some misdemeanor against Bishop Soule or some other one." Abstract Number - 646
John Davenport Letters; Church Reform; Humor; Church South (MECS); Chaplaincy
Davenport, John and Leeper, William, "Letter from John Davenport and William Leeper to Matthew Simpson James B. Finley" (1846). Finley Letters. 741.