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Bishop Hamline releases Finley from the Zanesville District (Presiding Elder) to become moral instructor at the Ohio State Penitentiary. He regrets that Finley must leave his church duties, but due to Finley's ill-health and the distance of the district from his family, Hamline will happily consent to release him. Hamline thanks Finley for suggesting David Young as a substitute for the rest of the year, but he is not sure Young will feel equal to undertaking the work, as he is superannuated and in ill-health. Abstract Number - 1038
State Prison Letters; Chaplaincy; Finley Health; Zanesville District; David Young; Presiding Elder
Hamline, L.L., "Letter from Leonidas Lent Hamline to James B. Finley" (1846). Finley Letters. 1022.