The Philadelphia Methodist Conference urges withdrawal of the Church's new "discipline" on slavery
The annual meeting Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church heard a report from its Committee on the State of the Church. The committee agreed with a recent urging of the East Baltimore Conference to withdraw the Methodist Church's new rules that condemned slavery and recommended to allow each Conference to make its own regulation on slavery for "the interests of the Redeemer's kingdom among them." (By John Osborne)
Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), 752-753.