Letter

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From Liverpool, to Revd. George Marsden in Burslem, Staffordshire, in which Clarke gives his views on the doctrine of faith. He recommends the writings of Dr. Lardner, despite his Arian and Socinian tendencies. Clarke is disillusioned with the Conference's lack of direction and executive power, and he believes that the jealousy apparent among Methodist ranks will finally "prove our ruin".

The conflict with the trustees in Bristol is almost over. Clarke believes that only 3 or 4 preachers will join the secessionists.