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The writer begins by praising Finley for the great work he is doing as chaplain of the prison. He then asks if a library of 100 volumes of good books would be acceptable. If so, he should write soon, and include some desired information about the prison and prisoners. Abstract Number - 1048
State Prison Letters; State Prison -- Reading
Chidlaw, B.W., "Letter from B.W. Chidlaw to James B. Finley" (1846). Finley Letters. 1032.