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Davis is grateful to Finley for his love and parental tenderness towards him. He fears that he incurred Finley's displeasure at Conference, and has been mourning and weeping ever since. He would like Finley to write him an honest letter, where he "cuts to the quick" about Davis' shortcomings. Davis tells Finley that his colleague "broke down about a week after he come on, and has gone home, and I am traveling the circuit by myself, and the business of the circuit come upon me, and I feel if there ever was a time in my life that I stood in need of grace and advice it is the present." At this time, Finley is Presiding Elder of the Lebanon District and Davis has been appointed to the Ripley Circuit, Charleston District. Abstract Number - 509
Ripley, Jackson County
Ripley Circuit; Mentoring; Circuit Riding
Davis, Werter R., "Letter from Werter R. Davis to James B. Finley" (1836). Finley Letters. 807.