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Reed is very upset that the Kentucky Conference (MECS) has organized two districts within the territory of his Kanawha District (Ohio Conference, MEC). He tells Finley that "if they even send every preacher in the Kentucky Conference to this district they will never be able to take this territory or to displace the Ohio preachers." In addition, Bro. Raper has written an angry letter which appears to provide encouragement to the southern party in the district and mortification to the MEC preachers of the Kanawha District. Abstract Number - 662
David Reed Letters; Finley Family Letters -- Nephew; Church South (MECS); Kanawha District; Kentucky Conference (MECS); Recruiting
Reed, David, "Letter from David Reed to James B. Finley" (1847). Finley Letters. 757.