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Houston writes to share a story about the attempts of Rev. Collins (William H.) to take over the pulpit and meeting house in Dayton. Collins is evidently one of the Methodist Protestant "radicals" recently returned from the first Methodist Protestant Conference in Baltimore. He has chosen to locate in Dayton to form new circuits. Houston claims that Collins is attempting to "pull the oldside Methodists to pieces." He reminds Finley of James Quinn's admonition "Let us unite to battle back." Abstract Number - 518
General Ministry; Radicals; William H. Collins; Dayton M.E.C.; Old Side Methodism; Methodist Protestant Church
Houston, George S., "Letter from George S. Houston to James B. Finley" (1830). Finley Letters. 815.