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The warden writes to Finley, who is at home with this family, telling him that there is no serious illness among the prisoners. He says that Brother Sherwood preached that morning with two young preachers at his side who did not pass up the opportunity "of blowing off steam." Dewey tells Finley that Judge Cox came for a consultation about an "unpleasant affair." Two employees appear to have been let go after the consultation. Abstract Number - 1082
Columbus State Prison
State Prison Letters; State Prison -- Conditions
Dewey, Laurin, "Letter from Laurin Dewey to James B. Finley" (1847). Finley Letters. 1066.