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Robert 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 his 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 ground. It is likely the subject will be discussed in Conference. Bishop Soule is to be at the Conference to see to the interests of the South. Included in this letter is a short note from Robert's wife. She was sorry the had not seen James during last Conference year but invites him for a visit in the fall. Abstract Number - 976
Finley Family Letters -- Nephew; Church South (MECS); Slavery
Finley, Robert P., "Letter from Robert P. Finley to James B. Finley" (1844). Finley Letters. 961.