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Hendricks discusses with Finley the illness of J.G. Ward who is a prisoner. Ward recently had an "attack with bleeding of the lungs." It is believed Ward will die, for the rest of the family were "generally healthy in appearance - but soon - very soon - after the first attack, all were numbered with the dead." Ward's sister would like to have her brother released so that she can care for him in his last days on earth. The remainder of the letter is a brief discussion of politics. Abstract Number - 1107
State Prison Letters; Ohio History; Prisoner
Hendricks, George D., "Letter from George D. Hendricks to James B. Finley" (1848). Finley Letters. 1091.