Rev. W. T. Gordon
Rev. W. T. Gordon, a Baptist preacher of Kentucky, filed a petition in a Louisville Court one day last week for $50,000 damages against a number of members of his former congregation. The grounds upon which he bases his claims for damages is a circular signed by forty citizens of Milton, Kentucky, and recommending Mr. Gordon as a man capable of destroying the peace and harmony of any congregation on earth. “He has succeeded here,” they say, “by some hook or crook, in breaking up the church and Sunday school and the peace and harmony of the village and neighborhood of Milton.” Mr. Gordon states that previous to this publication he always bore the reputation of an honest, true man, and that be is now incapable of obtaining the respect and esteem of a congregation. He also alleges that the charges against him are all false.
Sacramento Daily Union, May 29, 1875