Louisville Conference of the Methodist Church votes to permit slave owning among its members

After a heated debate, the Louisville Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, meeting at Hopkinsville, Kentucky, voted to amend the rules of the church to permit slave-owning among its members. Church rules that had banned "the buying and selling of men, women, and children with an intention of enslaving them" were removed. The national division in the Methodist Church over slavery was by this time irreparable. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
E. Polk Johnson, A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians .... Volume I  (New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1912), 179.
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Religion/Philosophy
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