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Mrs. Gossett writes concerning her son. She has been a faithful member of the M.E. Church for 44 years. Her son, John Gossett, is confined at the Ohio State Penitentiary for a supposed burglary. When the case went to trial, the "witness" did not appear, but John was convicted anyway. Mrs. Gossett would like Finley to talk with her son on the subject of religion and see if he has reformed any since he has been there, and what his general conduct has been. Adam N. Riddle thinks that a positive statement from Finley might help to get John released. Abstract Number - 1131
State Prison Letters; Prisoner; John Gossett
Gossett, Sarah, "Letter from Sarah Gossett to James B. Finley" (1849). Finley Letters. 1115.