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Simmons is serving as Presiding Elder for the Detroit District and appointed to the Detroit city congregation. He describes the success of a recent quarterly meeting which included a love feast where "Holy Fire" traveled from heart to heart, resulting in six conversions. He longs for the day when Detroit "shall be as famous for righteousness as it has ever been for wickedness." Simmons invites Finley and some of the "red brethren" to attend a camp meeting to be held there next spring, believing that it could be the means of salvation for many souls. Abstract Number - 598
William Simmons Letters; Detroit M.E.C.; Quarterly Meeting; Love Feast; Conversion; Camp Meeting; Salvation; Wyandot Indians
Simmons, William, "Letter from William Simmons to James B. Finley" (1825). Finley Letters. 894.