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Title:[Letter] 1825 Sep. 12, St. Louis, M[issouri] [to] Finis Ewing, Boonville, Cooper County, M[issouri] / Salmon Giddings : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Giddings, Salmon

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Date: September 12, 1825
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter from Salmon Giddings to Finis Ewing, dated September 12, 1825. Giddings announces that the Presbyterian General Assembly has declared the Cumberland Presbyterians to be an independent body of Christians. He believes that Ewing will enjoy this news. William C. Carr is mentioned in regards to a local election. Giddings gives Carr some compliments, and believes that Ewing's brother knows him.
Collection:Finis Ewing Papers

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St. Louis Sept. [September] 12. 1825 ___
Dear Sir,

I have the satisfaction of communicating to you a piece of Information highly gratifying to me & I presume no less so to you. At the Past Meeting of the Gen. [General]- Assembly of the Presbyterean [Presbyterian] church, The subject of the Decision of the synod in regard to your denomination was brought up by the Delegate from our Presbytery. The object of our Presbytery was to know in what relation to us we were to consider your body. The decision was that we were to consider The cumberland Presbyterians , as an independent body of Christians a decision honorable in my estimation to the cause of religion & one that removes difficulties that I have felt in my mind.

I have nothing highly important in regard to the state of religion here. There is an increased attention to Meetings & some seriousness on the minds of several. five were added to my church at our last communion two weeks since three of whom on the hopeful subjects of renewing grace written a fiew [few] months past.

Politicks agitate the minds of many in this part

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of the country. Mr William C. Carr is the only candidate in this part of the state who has yet offered. He is a man of good moral character friendly to religion though not a professor, He is a man of integrity & decent talents & acquirements Is from Kentucky & If I mistake not has lived with your Brother ____

I remain yours with esteem in the Fellowship of the Gospel of our Common Lord
Salmon Giddings
Rev. F. [Reverend Finis] Ewing

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St Louis MO [Missouri] Sept 19 }
Rev. Finis Ewing Cooper County Boonville

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