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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 Baltimore. He has chosen to locate in Dayton to form new circuits. Houston claims that Collins is attempting to "pull the oldside Methodist 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 Methodism; Oldside Methodism
Houston, George S., "Letter from George S. Houston to James B. Finley" (1830). Finley Letters. 815.