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The Daily Dispatch: March 25, 1864., [Electronic resource], A Northern opinion of Lincoln's "Running" the churches. (search)
cers in the service of the United States in the above-mentioned departments, are directed to place at the disposal of Bishop Ames all bouses of worship belonging to the Methodist Episcopal Church South. This is the language of the order, and d, or our courts would not have recognized its validity. Something of the tyranny exercised in the appointment of Bishop Ames, and the grant to him of authority se supreme, and his acceptance of and action in the office, may be imagined from theneral Conference, and yet retain their office and standing in the church? Following fast upon the appointment of Bishop Ames comes the announcement that the "Baptist House Mission Society" have been empowered by the Secretary of War to take po Him, betrayed Jesus, there has not been blacker hypocrisy. In Philadelphia, on the 16th, the "minister" appointed by Ames to take charge of all the Methodist churches in the city of New Crisans was publicly presented with a Yankee flag. In his