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Bishop Hamline releases Finley from the Zanesville District to become "most moral instructor" in the Ohio State Penitentiary. He regrets Finley's leaving his church duties, but because of Finley's ill-health and of the distance of the district from his family, consents to release him and believes his "service in Columbus will...prove a blessing to many forlorn for whom Christ died." Hamline thanks Finley for suggesting 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 superannuate and in ill-health. Plans for the Quarterly Meeting are discussed. Abstract Number - 1038
State Prison Letters; Finley Health
Hamline, L.L., "Letter from Leonidas Lent Hamline to James B. Finley" (1846). Finley Letters. 1022.