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Tawler (Towler) sends Finley a discouraging letter about the refusal of traveling preachers, local preachers, and society members to donate to the cause of Indian reform. "Mention mission and the dogs of averice roar like bull dogs at an intruding villain on their masters' treasures. Whole congregations of avericious gentlemen and ladies it is said are grossly insulted when called upon to assist in Indian reform." Tawler has faced opposition at every turn. Brother Elliott's letter about the need for supplies at the mission produced nothing. Tawler still believes that a traveling preacher would have more success collecting donations than a local preacher (himself). "The more authority, the better among the Methodists and the world generally." Nevertheless he will continue to help as he is able. Abstract Number - 678
Wyandot Mission Letters; Mission Donations; Avarice; Stingy Giving; Missions
Tawler, James, "Letter from James Tawler to James B. Finley" (1823). Finley Letters. 772.