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Class leader, Brother Spencer, sends a letter to Finley, preacher in charge of the Cincinnati Station. One of Spencer's class members, Sarah Jane Anderson, has been accused of stealing two small pieces of muslin fabric from Mr. Robinson, and charged with immoral conduct. Spencer has notified Sister Anderson to come to Finley's office on December 18th for a trial by committee. After hearing all of the evidence the three committee members (Christopher Smith, Benjamin Mason, and James Blackman) return a unanimous verdict of Not Guilty. The record of the trial and verdict are recorded on the December 17th letter from Spencer to Finley. Abstract Number - 76
General Ministry; Church Trial; Church Court; Cincinnati Station; Sarah Jane Anderson; Class Leader
Smith, Christopher; Mason, Benjamin; and Blackman, James, "Letter from Christopher Smith, Benjamin Mason & Chris Blackman to James B. Finley" (1829). Finley Letters. 75.