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Newton E. Wright has received Chaplain Finley's letter concerning the gold watch stolen by prisoner Mr. Piles from Mr. Lester. Finley says that Piles will return the stolen watch to Mr. Lester, provided that he will not be prosecuted. Wright (brother-in law of Mr. Lester) states that he cannot promise Piles will not be prosecuted, but he thinks it unlikely. Wright asks Finley to get the watch to Cincinnati and he will forward it on to Mr. Lester who has moved to Texas. Wright hope that Piles will be converted in prison. He was an excellent worker and could have done very well in life. Abstract Number - 1051
State Prison Letters; Prisoner; Theft; Conversion
Wright, Newton E., "Letter from Newton E. Wright to James B. Finley" (1846). Finley Letters. 1035.