H. H. Gillum journal  1865
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  1844 December 7 . Alanson St. Clair ALS to Catherine M. Moore; Elizabethtown, [New York]. (4 pages)
Advice not to join the Methodist church because so many members own slaves; "In the Methodist Episcopal Church, there are said to be more than three thousand ministers [and] twenty five thousand who hold slaves…Such characters I do not regard as Christians, but thieves and robbers in the worst sense of those words." He separated from the Presbyterian Church because it was "stained with slavery," writes on the elections of 1844 and 1848.