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Public meeting of Methodists in north Texas protests the influence of northern abolitionist preachers in the Church

Fannin County, Texas, 1857
The Texas Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church was assembled in Bonham, Texas when a large and heated public meeting in the town passed several resolutions against what they saw as the continued anti-slavery influence in Texas of the Northern Conferences of the Methodist Church.  The meeting considered the continued presence of preachers from northern conferences as an insult. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The Methodist Church in Texas and Slavery - Great Excitement," New York Times, Thursday, May 5, 1859, p. 8.