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Mr. Bowland regrets that he may have violated prison rules by writing lengthy letters to his son, Robert. He felt that the letters would prevent Robert from becoming bitter and morbid concerning his own fate. He thanks Rev. Finley for writing him, and asks him to see Robert as often as possible and sooth his wounded pride. He still hopes that Robert will be pardoned. Abstract Number - 1070
State Prison Letters; Prisoner; Prison Rules
Bowland, R., "Letter from R. Bowland to James B. Finley" (1847). Finley Letters. 1054.