The Methodist Review Volume 40-41

The Methodist Review Volume 40-41

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...as a man of truth. His declaration is in the words following: "But Bishop Soule has withdrawn from the Methodist Episcopal Church under grave charges, or liable to them. Charges, we learn, were otficially laid in against him previous to the convention." On the appearance of this announcement, I took the liberty to call on Dr. Elliott, in the presence of four ministers of age and experience, to obtain, if possible, an explanation of this extraordinary statement. In the course of this interview I proposed to Dr. Elliott the following question: " By whom were these charges 'laid in, ' or preferred, and who gave you the information?" To this question the doc tor answered promptly, and in a manner suitable to the character of his oflice as a minister and editor. His reply was, in substance, "that in a letter which he received from Rev. James B. Finley, he informed him that he had laid in, or preferred, charges against me previous to the Louisville Convention, and that he had furnished me with a copy of these charges." I assured the doctor that I had never received any charges laid in against me by brother Finley, or the slightest intimation of any intention on his part to charge me till he gave me the information. I have requested the doctor to retract this statement, so injurious to my character, so far as he is accredited as a man of truth; but this retraction not appearing, I have respectfully, but earnestly, requested him to publish in the Adrowle the letter of brother Finley giving him the information. Failing in this, I have several times requested to be furnished with these "grave charges," that I might know what they were, and have some time to prepare to meet them; but in this...show more

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  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 603g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675395X
  • 9781236753953