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Robinson rejoiced upon receiving Finley's letter concerning Thomas Bruton. He is glad that Finley is willing to take an interest in his discharge. Robinson gives a short history of the young man. Tom and his mother and brother followed a drunken father from England about 10 years before. The mother died and Charles left home to study a trade as an apprentice. Young Tom was beaten and his clothing sold for liquor. His father kicked him out with an oath, bidding him to steal. Robinson gives Finley the Power of Attorney and tells him to send all expenses to him. Abstract Number - 1105
State Prison Letters; Prisoner
Robinson, Joshua, "Letter from Joshua Robinson to James B. Finley" (1848). Finley Letters. 1089.