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Robert (Finley's nephew) is pleased to hear from James about the General Conference. Robert thinks the Conference did well and did it right. The question now is whether slavery shall be recognized or not. Robert tells James that the eyes of all are upon the Church as in no other period in its history. Everyone is watching for a compromise and all wait to hear the North announce its readiness to meet the South on some grounds. Robert tells his uncle that he did not like his "substitute," but after he understood it, he gave his hearty assent. It is likely the subject will be discussed at the Ohio Conference. Bishop Soule will be in attendance to see to the interests of the South. Included in this letter is a short note from Robert's wife. She invites James to visit them in the fall. Abstract Number - 976
Finley Family Letters -- Nephew; Church South (MECS); Slavery; General Conference of 1844
Finley, Robert P., "Letter from Robert P. Finley to James B. Finley" (1844). Finley Letters. 961.