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Finley seems to be on vacation and Dewey writes to tell that there is no sickness in his family and there was no serious illness among the prisoners. He said that Brother _______ Sherwood had preached that morning with two young Quakers at his side who had not passed up the opportunity "of blowing off steam." Dewey speaks of a consultation about an "unpleasant affair", evidently something that has happened at the prison which was of interest to Finley. 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.